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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48809
Last updated: 4 November 2020
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Date:17-APR-1945
Time:12:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI
Owner/operator:322 (Dutch) Squadron Royal Air Force (322 (Dutch) Sqn RAF)
Registration: TB997
C/n / msn: 3W-H
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Meidam, Brakel, Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:B.85 Schijndel
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 12:00 hrs for an armed recce operation.
Following engine trouble, F/Sgt. M.A. Rackwitz performed a high-speed emergency-landing and was taken prisoner of war.

In April 1945, large parts of Gelderland province were liberated by the Allies.

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T5580&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
07-Apr-2020 14:54 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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