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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161372
Last updated: 12 April 2020
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Date:01-FEB-1943
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb
Owner/operator:41 Squadron Royal Air Force (41 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X4279
C/n / msn: 1078
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Beach, W of Pwllheli, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Llanbedr, Gwynedd, Wales.
Destination airport:Raf Llanbedr
Narrative:
X4279 was built as a Mark I Spitfire in late September, 1940.
In February, 1942 it was converted to a Mark Vb by Rolls-Royce at Hucknall.
Crashed and destroyed on the first of February, 1943 when being operated by No.41 Squadron based at RAF Llanbedr.
The Spitfire (code EB-C) crashed on the beach near Pwllheli, about 14 miles northwest of Llanbedr during a low-flying exercise. The pilot lost his life.

Sgt (782356) Jozef BEDNARZ PAF - killed
R.I.P.



Sources:

'Blood, Sweat and Valour, 41 Squadron RAF 1942-1945.' by Steve Brew, pub. Fonthill Media.
Spitfire production list


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Oct-2013 07:24 angels one five Added
11-Oct-2013 07:27 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
06-Jun-2015 21:10 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
14-Mar-2020 00:36 angels one five Updated [Narrative]

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