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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49110
Last updated: 24 February 2020
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Date:22-FEB-1945
Time:14:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF.Mk IX
Owner/operator:442 (Caribou) Sqn RCAF
Registration: PT725
C/n / msn: Y2-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dutch-German border -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:B.88 Heesch (NL)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hit by ricochets attacking MT & abandoned.

The only 442 Sqn ace was Sqn Ldr Jowsey, who is officially credited with a tally of 5. In reality, he should be given credit for his sixth kill as well, as he shot himself down flying Spitfire IX PT725. While on a ground attack strafing run, his aircraft was hit by it's own ricochettes. He bailed out and evaded capture, returning to his squadron 4 months later.

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T5290&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
http://www.spitfires.ukf.net/p092.htm
http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=360&t=28362&start=120
Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
27-Mar-2013 13:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
01-Jun-2013 09:04 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
06-Oct-2013 06:01 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
31-Mar-2015 18:42 Iwosh Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
17-Feb-2020 08:56 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source]
24-Feb-2020 14:29 Xindel XL Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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