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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49472
Last updated: 10 November 2020
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Date:29-DEC-1944
Time:12:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk XVI
Owner/operator:127 Squadron Royal Air Force (127 Sqn RAF)
Registration: RR255
C/n / msn: 9N-Y
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near the Honderdbunderweg road at Dorst, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:B.79 Woensdrecht
Destination airport:
Narrative:
During the afternoon on Friday 29th December 1944 127 Sqn RAF was involved in dive bombing attacks on barges in Netherlands. The Spitfire XVI RR255 9N-Y took off at 12.10 hrs from B.79 Woensdrecht to attack a quay near Gorinchem but was hit by flak. Although the pilot, Flt Sgt Peter Ralph Attwooll, managed to force land his aircraft in a field near Dorst, 3 miles east of Breda shortly after at 12.50 hrs, his fighter caught fire and Attwooll died as a result of burns.

A memorial was erected in his memory in December 2009 by Dutch people.

Sources:

http://aircrewremembered.com/attwooll-peter.html
http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p098.html
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T4868&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
https://www.bhic.nl/ontdekken/verhalen/neergestorte-vliegtuigen-in-dorst-1940-1945
http://www.maplandia.com/netherlands/noord-brabant/dorst/

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
08-Feb-2016 10:05 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]
29-Dec-2018 01:43 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Oct-2019 17:55 TigerTimon Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Embed code]

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