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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48813
Last updated: 30 October 2020
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Time:10:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIV
Owner/operator:41 Squadron Royal Air Force (41 Sqn RAF)
Registration: RN208
C/n / msn: EB-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Zevenaar, Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:B.106 Twente
Destination airport:
Coming down as a result of fuel shortage WO John Chalmers forced-landed, in misty flying conditions with poor visibility, near the German border. He recalled, “I finished up striking an embankment with some force and ended up straddling a railway track. I had no idea where I was in relation to the front line and hoped I wasn’t in German occupied territory. Then a figure appeared and said “Ali?”. I think that may have meant was I an ally. I said, “Deutsch?” He shook his head, to my relief, and said “cigarette?”. Ah, that universal word. An army jeep then arrived, took me off for breakfast and then back to the aerodrome.”

The aircraft had taken off at 07:45 hrs for an armed recce operation to Bremen in Germany.

ORB 41 Sqdn RAF

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
18-Apr-2017 19:46 Red Dragon Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Dec-2017 17:39 XindelX Updated [Operator, Source]
09-Mar-2018 07:32 angels one five Updated [Time, Phase, Narrative]
07-Apr-2020 14:13 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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