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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240002
Last updated: 14 August 2020
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Date:24-APR-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb
Owner/operator:313 Squadron Royal Air Force (313 Sqn RAF)
Registration: BM357
C/n / msn: RY-D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Colchester, Essex, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hornchurch, Essex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Spitfire BM357 (313 Sqn), enemy action over Ostend, Belgium, 24 April 1942.
Sgt Prokop Brazda, who was seriously wounded by FW-190s on 24th April 1942, and escorted back to the UK by P/O Jicha. Brazda managed to make it back to the English coast, but his Spitfire BM357 RY-D spun into the ground near Colchester and he was killed.
Crew:
F/Sgt (787673) Prokop BRAZDA (Cs.pilot) RAFVR : killed

Sources:

AIR81/13639


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Revision history:

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14-Aug-2020 15:15 Nepa Added [Operator]

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