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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49305
Last updated: 5 June 2020
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Date:01-JAN-1945
Time:09:10 LT
Type:Hawker Typhoon Mk IB
Owner/operator:438 (Wild Cat) Sqn RCAF
Registration: PD503
C/n / msn: F3-R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:B.78 Eindhoven airfield -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:B.78 Eindhoven
Destination airport:
Narrative:
PD503 - Shot down during "Unternehmen Bodenplatte".
On takeoff, the aircraft was intercepted and shot down by fighter pilot Major Heinz Bär of the Stab/JG 3, who was flying a Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 from Lippspringe airfield in Germany.

F/O (J/37649) Ross Whaley KELLER (pilot) RCAF killed.
He was #2 to the flight leader who was also killed on take off.
Airfield attacked by 90+ Luftwaffe aircraft.

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T4941&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
http://aircrewremembered.com/keller-ross-whaley.html
book 'Vliegvelden in Oorlogstijd'
Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999
CWGC
438 SQN RCAF archives
Veterans Affairs Canada
http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=7789&highlight=bodenplatte+b%E4r


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
05-Nov-2009 23:26 NePa Updated
14-Apr-2013 10:41 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
08-May-2013 16:32 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
01-Jun-2013 08:37 Nepa Updated [Operator, Phase, Narrative]
30-Aug-2013 03:49 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
31-Mar-2015 11:17 King T. Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
31-Mar-2015 11:19 Tu104 Updated [Narrative]
25-May-2015 19:19 Heil Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
17-Dec-2017 08:05 tachel Updated [Time, Cn, Source, Narrative]
13-Nov-2019 08:59 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Mar-2020 16:54 Anon. Updated [Source]

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