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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 239942
Last updated: 13 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb
Owner/operator:312 Squadron Royal Air Force (312 Sqn RAF)
Registration: AD539
C/n / msn: DU-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near New Milns, Scotland. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Ayr, South Ayrshire
Destination airport:
Sgt Jaroslav A R Kuchera (Czech): killed; F/Sgt Vojtěch Smolik (Czech): uninjured; mid air collision near New Milns, Scotland, between Spitfire BL293 and Spitfire AD539, 312 Squadron, 19 December 1941.
On 19th December 1941 he took off together with F/Sgt. Vojtech Smolik for a camera-gun training flight. Kucera's Spitfire Vb BL293 collided in a mock dogfight with Smolik's AD539.
Smolik baled out succesfully but Kucera was killed when his aircraft came down at Burnfoot Farm, Darvel, east of Kilmarnock.



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13-Aug-2020 16:10 Nepa Added [Operator]

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