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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160255
Last updated: 9 October 2020
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Date:06-MAR-1945
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF. Mk IX
Owner/operator:72 (Basutoland) Squadron Royal Air Force (72 (Basutoland) Sqn RAF)
Registration: PL128
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5 miles NW Conselice, near Ravenna -   Italy
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Imola, Italy
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Damaged by explosion of target while strafing German troops on the Sillaro and crashed 5 miles North West of Conselice, near Ravenna 6-3-45; pilot - Flight Lt Douglas McKenzie Leitch (Service Number 47831, aged 27) - was killed

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain)
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p086.html
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2223067/leitch,-douglas-mackenzie/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Sep-2013 22:47 JINX Added
01-Apr-2015 07:47 Quentin Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
29-May-2015 07:03 Angel dot comma Updated [Operator]
16-May-2019 00:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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