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Last updated: 16 June 2020
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Date:05-JUL-1941
Time:01:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:452 Sqn RAAF
Registration: P8085
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fen Lane Farm, Conisholme, Louth, Lincolnshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Donna Nook
Narrative:
Whilst preparing to land at Donna Nook, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberfeldwebel Peter Laufs of the 1./NJG 2, who was flying a Ju 88C from Gilze-Rijen airfield, the Netherlands.

The RAAF pilot, Sergeant A.G. Costello, was killed and is buried at Kirton-In-Lindsey Burial Ground (UK).

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part one
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=P8085
http://www.bcar.org.uk/new1941-incident-logs
Google Maps


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jul-2019 13:26 TigerTimon Added
04-Jul-2019 06:38 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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