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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52218
Last updated: 7 December 2019
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Date:22-JAN-1943
Time:15:01
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:268 Squadron Royal Air Force (268 Sqn RAF)
Registration: AP243
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 km south of IJzendijke, Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Snailwell, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Took part in an offensive diversionary sweep over Holland and Belgium with intense accurate Flak encountered on landfall at 51°23’North and 3° 30’East.
Aircraft continued to Sas van Gent, south to ten miles of Gent and then northwest and north and out northwest of Knokke with Flak positions attacked en route. Nine Fw 190’s encountered off coast and these were attacked with one enemy aircraft claimed destroyed and one probable.
Mustang Mk I AP243 'NM-G' flown by F/O M.M. Sinclair (Aus411536) of the RAAF was shot down by Oblt W. Leonhardt of the 6./JG 1, flying an Fw 190 A-4 from Woensdrecht airfield and crash landed near the hamlet of Het Molentje. He survived the crash landing of his aircraft and was on the run for two days before being captured. He was arrested 24 January 1943 at Biervliet (about 5 km east of IJzendijke) and made a PoW for the remainder of the War.
Mustang AP243 crashed on land of Mr Dellaert, what was near IJzendijke (Zeeuws-Vlaanderen), province Zeeland, Netherlands, at 15:21 hrs.

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1998&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=

http://www.rafcommands.com/dcforum/DCForumID6/10980.html
http://www.wingstovictory.nl/database/pdf/220-story.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
25-Sep-2011 13:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Sep-2011 19:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
12-Nov-2011 05:39 Nepa Updated [Operator]
20-Jan-2018 10:00 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
13-Feb-2018 14:29 Nepa Updated [Operator, Damage, Narrative]

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