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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 229783
Last updated: 16 June 2020
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Date:02-JUL-1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire IIb
Owner/operator:145 Squadron Royal Air Force (145 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P8536
C/n / msn: SO-B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lille -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Catterick
Destination airport:
Narrative:
RCAF pilot R54188 Sgt Joseph Guillaume Laurent Robillard engaged German ace Adolph Galland in aerial combat during Circus 29. He scored hits on Gallands aircraft but was jumped by 9 other Bf-109s. He managed to shoot down 2 of them before being himself forced to bail out. He evaded capture and managed to return to the UK via Gibraltar.

Sources:

http://rcafassociation.ca/heritage/search-awards/?search=Robillard&searchfield=lastname&type=all
https://www.worldnavalships.com/directory/squadronprofile.php?SquadronID=51l
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/ParadieArchiveDatabase/?q=robillard


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Revision history:

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07-Oct-2019 12:36 tachel Added

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