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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 171874
Last updated: 14 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb
Owner/operator:313 Squadron Royal Air Force (313 Sqn RAF)
Registration: AD391
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sea the Thames Estuary near Shoeburyness -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Southend, Essex
Destination airport:RAF Southend
Spitfire AD391 (313 Sqn); aircraft crashed into the Thames Estuary near Shoeburyness on return from a convoy patrol, 23 February 1942.
At 09:55hrs Red and Yellow Sections of 313 Sqdn took off to carry out a routine local area patrol at between 500 and 1,500 feet.
At 10:36hrs the No. 2 aircraft of Yellow Section was seen by eyewitnesses to strike the surface of the sea while flying at low altitude, bounce twice, then dive in. The body of the pilot was recovered shortly after the accident. The Spitfire was written off the books.
Sgt (788038) František BOHNISCH (cs pilot) RAFVR - killed


RAF Southend 1940-1944 ' author Peter Brown.

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Revision history:

03-Dec-2014 17:54 angels one five Added
03-Dec-2014 21:03 angels one five Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Feb-2015 20:01 James JUMP Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
19-Apr-2015 14:39 angels one five Updated [Time, Operator, Location]
09-May-2015 13:03 Angel dot comma Updated [Time, Operator, Narrative]
14-Aug-2020 09:10 T.T.Taylor Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative, Operator]

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