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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49292
Last updated: 7 October 2020
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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: RM803
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:B.77 Gilze-Rijen airfield -   Netherlands
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:B.77 Gilze-Rijen (takeoff at 13:52 hrs)
Destination airport:Tactical Recce
On return to Gilze-Reijen at 3pm,bounced on landing, stalled crashed upside down and killed.
Pilot killed. He was one of four brothers, all of whom died in RAF war service.
F/Lt (49602) Patrick James GARLAND (pilot) RAF - killed.

Patrick Garland is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery.


Spitfire production list.
Air Britain: RAF Aircraft PA100 - RZ999, published 1992
RAF Fighter Command Losses of the Second World War Volume 3.

Related books:

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
05-Nov-2009 23:26 NePa Updated
22-Nov-2011 03:52 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
14-Apr-2013 10:58 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-May-2013 19:04 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
12-Dec-2014 21:56 angels one five Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Jun-2015 08:06 Angel dick one Updated [Time, Operator, Narrative]
25-Apr-2017 16:54 Red Dragon Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Nov-2019 09:05 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source]
13-Nov-2019 18:46 TigerTimon Updated [Location]

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