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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49243
Last updated: 14 July 2020
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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
Departure airport:B.88 Heesch
Destination airport:
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.

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Revision history:

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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