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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161242
Last updated: 27 September 2020
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Date:17-FEB-1945
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire IX
Owner/operator:3 Sqn SAAF
Registration: PT709
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Casalecchio di Reno, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna -   Italy
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Spitfire Mk.IX PT709, 3 Squadron SAAF. Failed to return, believed crashed after strafing mission, Casalecchio di Reno, a town and commune in the Metropolitan City of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy 17.2.1945. (At approximate co ordinates: 4429′N 1117′E). Pilot - James Sidwell Aberdein (Service Number 328680/V, aged 23) - killed

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 2003 page 77)
2. http://www.southafricawargraves.org/search/details.php?id=26
3. https://www.saairforce.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10074&start=15
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1717018/aberdein,-/
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casalecchio_di_Reno


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Oct-2013 17:18 JINX Added
23-Feb-2016 15:43 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Country, Phase, Source]
16-May-2019 01:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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