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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140895
Last updated: 17 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk IV
Owner/operator:1 PRU Royal Air Force (1 PRU RAF)
Registration: AB307
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hammervatnet Nord-Trøndelag -   Norway
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Wick, Scotland
Destination airport:
This un armed photo recce Spitfire took off from Wick, Scotland at 06:00 F/O Peter Geoffrey Charles Gimson was on a reconnaisance sortie on Tirpitz when he was attacked by two Messerschmitts of JG 5. He was shot down by Oblt. Herbert Huppertz at 19:45hrs. Gimson bailed out, but his parachute failed to open properly and he lost his life. Tragically this was Gimsons first sortie over the Trondheim area.
F/O (60764) Peter Geoffrey Charles GIMSON (pilot) - killed


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Revision history:

31-Dec-2011 01:07 Nepa Added
07-Nov-2014 07:17 Anthony COX Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Narrative]
09-Jun-2015 17:24 Jixn Updated [Source, Narrative]

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