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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140896
Last updated: 17 June 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: AB127
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Forbordfjellet Stjørdal -   Norway
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Wick
Destination airport:
The aircraft was shot, or chased down while on a photo reconnaissance flight after the German Battleship Tirpitz, which was moored in Fættenfjord at that time. The Spitfire was claimed by Oberleutnant Herbert Huppertz 9./JG 5 based at Lade. The Spitfire crashed into the side of Forbordfjell some three miles to the south of where Tirpitz was moored. When the aircraft was located Flying Officer Malcolm was discovered still seated in the aircraft.
Pilot:43106 Fg Off Fredrick Ian Malcolm - Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery A IV British. J. 4.


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Revision history:

31-Dec-2011 01:23 Nepa Added
07-Nov-2014 07:35 Anthony COX Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Narrative]
27-Dec-2017 15:10 Red Dragon Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Oct-2018 16:24 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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