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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160588
Last updated: 16 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX
Owner/operator:43 (China-British) Squadron Royal Air Force (43 (China-British) Sqn RAF)
Registration: PT534
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Taglio di Po -   Italy
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
On 30 January 1945 Flt Lt Creed, commander of B Flight of 43 Sqn RAF, led 6 Spitfires in an attack on barges north of Adria, but his Spitfire IX PT534 was hit pulling out of his dive. He was heard to call "Mayday", before calmly stating that he was baling out just north of the Po. He ended in a POW camp after an unpleasant interlude with the Gestapo.

British sources say this Spitfire was abandoned off Adria. A German document about his loss (reference ME7266) registered that this Spitfire crashed at 1140 hrs at Taglio di Po, ESE of Adria.


"The Fighting Cocks: 43 (Fighter) Squadron", by Jimmy Beedle. ISBN 978-1684884-385-1
"Osprey Aviation Elite Units 9: No 43 "Fighting Cocks" Squadron", by Andy Saunders, ISBN 1-84176-439-6
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Revision history:

18-Sep-2013 02:52 JINX Added
01-Oct-2013 08:08 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
02-Oct-2013 01:18 JINX Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Destination airport, Narrative]
29-Mar-2015 18:36 Jixn Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
06-Jun-2015 15:51 Angel dick one Updated [Operator]
09-Jan-2018 09:35 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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