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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49489
Last updated: 16 September 2020
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Date:25-DEC-1944
Time:09:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk XVI
Owner/operator:66 Squadron Royal Air Force (66 Sqn RAF)
Registration: SM211
C/n / msn: LZ-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:in a field opposite the Parallelweg road at De Steeg, Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:B.79 Woensdrecht
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Took-off from B79, (Woensdrecht) in the Netherlands for an armed recce operation to Rheine (Germany), at 08:30 hrs.

3 Aircraft taking part in the staffing attack, on an ammunition train between De Steeg and Dieran. Two peeled away whilst P/O. McLeod returned for a second pass - he was hit by the anti-aircraft fire seconds before the train blew up. He crashed in a field at 09:15 hrs next to the main street in De Steeg.

23-year-old Pilot Officer Ian Douglas McLeod did not survive and rests at Rheden (Heiderust) general cemetery; grave 9.

Sources:

http://www.nimh.nl/nl/images/1944%20sec_tcm5-7285.pdf
http://aircrewremembered.com/mcleod-ian.html
Errol W. Martyn ' For Your Tomorrow
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T4846&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
2019 Commonwealth War Graves Commission


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For research article on page of remembrance

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
03-Mar-2015 06:36 pietrzak Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Photo, ]
29-Oct-2019 06:35 TigerTimon Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Oct-2019 06:36 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
29-Oct-2019 06:37 TigerTimon Updated [Embed code]
29-Oct-2019 06:38 TigerTimon Updated [Embed code]

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