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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1920
Last updated: 4 November 2020
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Date:01-JUN-1940
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:616 (South Yorkshire) Squadron Royal Air Force (616 (South Yorkshire) Sqn RAF)
Registration: K9948
C/n / msn: 161
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel off Dunkirk -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Rochford Essex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
K9948 Spitfire Mk.Ia (c/no.161). First Flown 26-4-39. Delivered to 66 Squadron 28-4-39. To 74 Squadron and coded 'JH-H' 2-5-39. To 616 (South Yorkshire) Squadron 11-11-39.

Failed To Return on operations 1-6-40: Ditched after attacking 8 Bf.109s. Pilot (Flying Officer J.S. Bell) strafed but unharmed and rescued by RN ship. Total flying hours 244.5

Sources:

Squadron Operation Book, National Archive *Air Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s
http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york40/k9948.html
http://www.redtwo.plus.com/616/personnela_d.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20120512012136/http://www.thesoutheastecho.co.uk/Squadrons/616_squadron.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Feb-2008 10:30 JINX Added
13-Mar-2008 02:29 wedge Updated
28-Mar-2008 23:27 JINX Updated
25-Dec-2011 15:30 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source]
17-Jan-2012 04:17 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source]
06-May-2012 15:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2012 00:51 Nepa Updated [Operator]
04-Nov-2012 20:20 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]

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