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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49642
Last updated: 21 May 2020
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Time:12:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XI
Owner/operator:16 Squadron Royal Air Force (16 Sqn RAF)
Registration: PL957
C/n / msn: UG-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:'Het Hesseler' near Hengelo, Overijssel -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Departure airport:B.58 Melsbroek, Belgium
Destination airport:
Abandoned aircraft after engine failure. Crashed near Borne / Bentlo “Het Hesseler”. After a safe landing, he spent several days on the run in Holland before being caught by the Germans, interrogated and eventually incarcerated in Stalag Luft 1 in Barthe, northern Germany.
Pilot:- Flt Lt H J S Taylor PoW

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
03-Apr-2017 13:18 Red Ragon Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Feb-2018 16:44 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]
19-Oct-2019 12:21 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source]
19-Oct-2019 12:21 TigerTimon Updated [Phase]

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