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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49213
Last updated: 9 August 2020
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Date:03-FEB-1945
Time:16:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk IX
Owner/operator:332 (Norw.) Squadron Royal Air Force (332 (Norw.) Sqn RAF)
Registration: PV181
C/n / msn: RAB
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:De Drift 4, Eelde, Drenthe -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:B.79 Woensdrecht
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 15:25 hrs for an operation against Eelde airfield.
Over the airfield, the aircraft was hit by light Flak.
The Spitfire was hit in one of the wings, and it tore right off. The pilot managed to level his Spitfire, but then went straight in. The aircraft skidded for some time, before crashing into a barn.
Wing Commander R.A. Berg (DSO DFC) did not survive and was buried at Eelde. He now rests in Norway.

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T5190&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
https://www.norwegianspitfire.com/rolf-arne-berg-the-legend/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
31-Jan-2020 14:13 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
31-Jan-2020 14:14 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
07-Feb-2020 10:59 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Operator]

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