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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49243
Last updated: 14 July 2020
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Date:14-JAN-1945
Time:10:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk IX
Owner/operator:401 (City of Westmount) Sqn RCAF
Registration: MH761
C/n / msn: YO-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:along the Hengelosestraat road at Oldenzaal, Overijssel -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:B.88 Heesch
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Operation - armed recce over Germany.
The aircraft was shot down by fighter pilot Unteroffizier G. Sill of the Stab I./JG 1, who was flying Fw 190 D-9 'grüne 8' from Twente airfield.
The German pilot did not survive the encounter either, he was in turn shot down by the Canadian Spitfires.

The pilot, J/11579 F/L R.J. Land RCAF was killed in the crash. He rests at Oldenzaal cemetery; grave 30 3.

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T5094&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2820584
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/ParadieArchiveDatabase/?q=land
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T5094&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
https://backtonormandy.org/my-page/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/spitfire/13062-Spitfire13062.html
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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
27-Dec-2017 07:58 tachel Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Jan-2020 11:01 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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