History[edit | edit source]

Ordered from Fairey, Heaton Chapel under contract No Ctts/Acft/2011,[1] and built as c/n F6391,[2] LS547 was assigned to 831 Squadron aboard HMS Victorious. After the aircraft failed to find the ship, following a special recce during ops on 16 May 1944, the crew force-landed on a beach at Stave, Andoya, in Norway, and were all taken POW by the Germans.[N 1]

The final fate of the aircraft is unconfirmed,[3] but it was presumably scrapped.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. This was the first Barracuda to land intact in enemy territory.

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/aircraft/Barracuda.htm
  2. Aeroplane Magazine Company Profile - Fairey 1915-1960. Martyn Charlton (Editor). Kelsey Publishing. 2012. ISBN 978 1 907426 60 5 Page 126
  3. http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/aircraft/FAACapturedAircraftHomepage.html
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