Bristol Beaufighter

Greece,Mediterranean

The Allied airplanes Bristol Beaufighter participated in almost every place in the Second World War, and countless were lost from 1939 to 1945. Outside the Greek island of Naxos rest the remains of a Bristol Beaufighter on a depth of 33 meter, only a few hundred meters from shore. It's believed she belonged to RAF squadron 89 and was hit by ground gore and shot down in 30. October 1943 during an Anti-shipping mission against Naxos harbor. The wreck was found by divers in 2007 and rest today southwest of the city of Alyko on a depth of 35 meter.


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Bristol Beaufighter TF X

12,7 x 17,6 x 4,8 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
7,0 tons ( empty ) ( UK )
( UK )
 
Picture: Bristol Beaufighter, SAAF 16th Squadron
Courtesy of Royal Air Force, Public domain

Last updated: December 2020