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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49673
Last updated: 15 October 2020
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Time:17:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk IX
Owner/operator:127 Squadron Royal Air Force (127 Sqn RAF)
Registration: PT649
C/n / msn: 9N-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Zilverbeekje near Hulshorst, Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:B.60 Grimberghen, Belgium
Destination airport:
While engaged in an armed recce operation, collided in mid-air.

The pilot, John Burton Shillitoe, died in the crash. He rests at the cemetery in Nunspeet, Eperweg road; grave 2 393.
The mission of the plane was the reconnaissance of the Zwolle-Amersfoort railway.

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Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
03-Oct-2013 07:33 JINX Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Phase, Source, Narrative]
27-Mar-2015 20:27 James JUMP Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
06-Nov-2016 15:54 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Narrative]
18-Oct-2019 16:38 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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