ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52615
Last updated: 18 December 2014
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Date:14-AUG-1942
Time:12:39
Type:Silhouette image of generic P51 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American P-51 Mustang I
Owner/operator:239 Sqn RAF
Registration: AG524
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wissenkerke, Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Pilot. P/O Raymond Aubrey Pullin. P-51 Mk.I (AG524/code HB-B) of No.239 Squadron took of at 10.45 hours on a Rhubarb sortie over the Netherlands. ("Rhubarb" = low altitude attacks on enemy targets in occupied territory)

AG524 was one of two P-51 Mustangs from No.239 Squadron RAF, (Army Cooperation Command) dispatched during the morning of 14 August 1942 on a Rhubarb sortie near Blankenberge-Bruges.

Both aircraft drew flak from the nearby Flushing Kriegsmarineflak battery and came under heavy fire, after which the first aircraft (AG524) was shot down near Kamperland, and the second between Zeebrugge and Ostend, which crashed into the sea.

Aircraft damaged by flak but P/O Pullin was able to a forced landing and taken POW
He was sent to Stalag Luft III Sagan.

Sources:
http://www.nimh.nl/nl/images/1942%20sec_tcm5-7283.pdf
http://www.wingstovictory.nl/database/database_detail.php?wtv_id=182
http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?1006-239-Squadron-Mustangs-14-August-1942


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
25-Mar-2010 22:02 motherbird Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
24-Sep-2011 16:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Sep-2011 16:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Narrative]
12-Nov-2011 05:46 Nepa Updated [Operator]
17-Jan-2012 03:00 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type]
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