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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22020
Last updated: 3 April 2019
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Date:03-APR-1940
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:41 Squadron Royal Air Force (41 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N3114
C/n / msn: 385
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Off Whitby, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Catterick, Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft was damaged by return fire from a He 111 it had just shot down and was ditched in the sea. The pilot was trapped in the cockpit and only managed to free himself when the aircraft had almost reached the sea bed. He was picked up ok by a fishing boat. The first RAF aircraft lost due to enemy action in the defence of Great Britain
Crew:
F/Lt (39193) Edgar Norman RYDER (pilot) RAF pilot ok

Sources:

Spitfire prod. list


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Aug-2008 11:35 Anon. Added
25-Dec-2011 15:02 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Nov-2012 15:14 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Phase, Narrative]
15-Jun-2015 06:23 Ing Edcker Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]

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