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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 219547
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Date:02-JUN-1944
Time:17:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX
Owner/operator:411 Sqn RCAF
Registration: MJ229
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 2 June 1944, two RCAF Spitfires were lost during Ramrod 960. The first was the Spitfire IX MJ229 flown by Flt Lt Russell William Orr of 411 Sqn RCAF. It was hit by flak, but he was able to bale out over the Channel around 1720 hrs and was rescued.

Sources:

https://rcaf403squadron.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/fl-john-hodgson-j5667/
http://www.cieldegloire.com/003_orr_r_w.php
"2nd Tactical Air Force. Volume One: Spartan to Normandy. June 1943 to June 1944", by Christopher Shores and Chris Thomas. ISBN 1-903223-40-7


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15-Dec-2018 23:31 Laurent Rizzotti Added

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