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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48941
Last updated: 19 October 2020
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Date:30-MAR-1945
Time:11:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk IX
Owner/operator:412 Sqn RCAF
Registration: MJ275
C/n / msn: VZ-J
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nijmansdijk road, Zelhem, Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:B.88 Heesch
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft was hit by 20 mm Flak, while engaged in an armed recce operation.

26-year-old F/Lt. W.J. Anderson did not survive and rests at Zelhem cemetery; grave E 2 14. The grave inscription reads:

"BE YE ALSO READY: FOR IN SUCH AN HOUR AS YE THINK NOT THE SON OF MAN COMETH"

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T5457&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
23-Mar-2020 10:07 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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