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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48800
Last updated: 25 May 2020
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Date:20-APR-1945
Time:16:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI
Owner/operator:66 Squadron Royal Air Force (66 Sqn RAF)
Registration: TB836
C/n / msn: LZ-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rijksstraatweg road between Culemborg - Geldermalsen; Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:B.106 Twente
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crew:
F/Lt F. Lewis (pilot). Frank, my father, baled out,landed in a tree and was picked up by Canadians. I believe he was dive bombing a bridge and was hit by anti aircraft fire. He didn't have time to turn the plane over because the canopy was stuck at first and he was losing altitude. Luckily, the tailplane missed him!

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T5587&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
08-Nov-2009 09:32 NePa Updated
29-Sep-2014 16:09 David Lewis Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
20-Aug-2015 18:18 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
08-Apr-2020 19:32 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source]

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