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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51870
Last updated: 11 October 2019
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Date:20-MAY-1943
Time:18:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic P51 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American P-51 Mustang Mk I
Owner/operator:4 Sqn Royal Air Force (4 Sqn RAF)
Registration: AG579
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, north of Terschelling island -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Bottisham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 20 May 1943, Plt Off E.C. North reported engine problems whilst returning from a 'Lagoon' operation off the island of Terschelling. He attempted to bale out, but at low level his chances were minimal. The aircraft, AG579, ditched into the sea and sank immediately.

Despite searching for several minutes, his wingman, Sgt Cooper, saw no trace of either the wreck or the pilot, and so North was posted missing, believed killed.

Call Sign: FY-
Takeoff time: 17:40
Pilot: F/O. E.C. North 136927 RAF Runnymede Memorial panel 127

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T2344&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=

http://www.rafjever.org/4squadhistory3.htm
http://www.defensie.nl/media/verliesregister_1943_tcm46-154754.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
25-Sep-2011 15:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Nov-2011 23:32 Nepa Updated [Operator]
18-May-2018 13:44 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
03-Oct-2018 06:48 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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