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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49270
Last updated: 13 November 2020
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Date:06-JAN-1945
Time:15:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk IX
Owner/operator:485 (NZ) Squadron Royal Air Force (485 (NZ) Sqn RAF)
Registration: PL394
C/n / msn: OU-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Breda, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:B.65 Maldeghem, Belgium (takeoff at 14:15 hrs)
Destination airport:B.65 Maldeghem, Belgium
Narrative:
Damaged by debris from exploding train, crashed in a forced landing.
Pilot killed.
Crew:
F/Lt (NZ411996) Allan Bennetto STEAD DFC (pilot) RNZAF - killed
R.I.P.
Allan Stead is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery. He was initially buried at Breda.

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T5088&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2034348


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
14-Sep-2013 05:28 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
17-Mar-2014 12:39 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
05-Apr-2015 08:41 Jixn Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
03-Jan-2020 12:25 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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