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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 171179
Last updated: 26 November 2020
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Date:03-AUG-1944
Time:12:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIV
Owner/operator:91 (Nigeria) Squadron Royal Air Force (91 (Nigeria) Sqn RAF)
Registration: RM656
C/n / msn: DL-F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Benenden School, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Deanland
Destination airport:RAF Deanland
Narrative:
Spitfire RM656 was destroyed in the explosion of a V-1 flying bomb that its pilot, Jean Maridor, was attacking from close range. One wing was ripped from the fighter causing it to crash in the grounds of Benenden School, being used at the time as a military hospital. The body of the pilot was found nearby.

Capt. Jean P. E. Maridor DFC CdG FFAF - killed.
R.I.P.

Sources:

Spitfire production list
Wikipedia


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Nov-2014 07:22 angels one five Added
02-Jun-2015 19:46 DB Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
19-Mar-2017 19:45 Anon. Updated [Cn, Operator]
13-Feb-2018 17:03 Nepa Updated [Operator]
20-Feb-2019 05:54 angels one five Updated [Location, Narrative]
28-Feb-2019 01:56 angels one five Updated [Operator]
01-May-2020 16:22 Allach Updated [Operator, Operator]

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