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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160521
Last updated: 9 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXe
Owner/operator:453 Sqn RAAF
Registration: PL441
C/n / msn: FU-A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:No trace -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:B11 Longues-sur-Mer
Destination airport:
Departed B11 on fighter sweep encountered flak attacking MT. Fg Off Gates has no known grave and is remembered on Panel 257 of the Runnymede Memorial.
F/O (Aus409103) E C Gates RAAF - Killed


Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999
Royal Air Force Fighter Command Losses of the Second World War Volume 3.

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Revision history:

14-Sep-2013 19:52 JINX Added
25-Mar-2015 18:14 Lotos Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
29-Jun-2016 19:55 Red Dragon Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Feb-2018 17:05 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
29-Oct-2019 07:30 angels one five Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative]

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