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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49180
Last updated: 28 July 2020
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Date:08-FEB-1945
Time:10:10 L/T
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIV
Owner/operator:2 Sqn Royal Air Force (2 Sqn RAF)
Registration: RM805
C/n / msn: OI-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Huijbergen, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:B.77 Gilze-Rijen
Destination airport:B.77 Gilze-Rijen
Narrative:
Takeoff at 08:39 hrs for an armed recce operation to Kleve, Germany.
The Spit suffered engine failure owing to fuel exhaustion near the end of a tactical recce flight. The aircraft ran out of fuel due to the weather conditions.
The pilot made a forced landing in a field near Huijbergen but did not survive.
Flt/Lt (NZ414315) George Keith Malcomson RNZAF - killed in a flying accident.

George Malcolmson is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom Cemetery.
R.I.P.

Sources:

1. https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T5216&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
2. Spitfire production list
3. Errol Martyn
4. Hereward; Second to None. The history of No.II(AC) Squadron 1912-2018 by Hans Onderwater MBE, Squadron Historian


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
09-Dec-2014 23:18 angels one five Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Apr-2015 11:05 Xindel X Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
29-Jun-2018 09:33 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
04-Feb-2020 09:38 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
28-Jul-2020 16:34 Anon. Updated [Source]

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