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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160604
Last updated: 6 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk XI
Owner/operator:16 Squadron Royal Air Force (16 Sqn RAF)
Registration: PL853
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Düsseldorf, near (NRW) -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Melsbroek/Brussels B.58 (B)
Destination airport:
Missing on mission to Düsseldorf.

Reported to have been shot down by a Messerschmitt 163 rocket plane of JG400. However, there appears to be no matching Luftwaffe claim.
Flt Lt (47784) James Michael COLDWELL- HORSFALL (pilot) RAF - baled out and was taken P.O.W.
Unable to locate POW Information


Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999
Spitfire production list
RAF Fighter Command Losses of the Second World War Volume 3 - Norman L R Franks

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Revision history:

18-Sep-2013 08:09 JINX Added
23-Dec-2013 22:27 angels one five Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Apr-2015 08:33 Jixn Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
01-Apr-2017 16:51 Red Ragon Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Oct-2019 14:42 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
02-Nov-2019 09:01 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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