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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49680
Last updated: 20 February 2021
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Type:Hawker Typhoon Mk IB
Owner/operator:439 (Westmount) Sqn RCAF
Registration: MN345
C/n / msn: 5V-G
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Basseltlaan road, Twello, Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:B.78 Eindhoven airfield (NL)
Destination airport:
From 439 Sqn records: "Pilot dove into the target a little too low and got a blast from his own bombs as he was pulling up. The aircraft was streaming glycol, but F/O Brown set a southerly course for Allied territory, reaching Deventer when flak started to come up. F/O Brown took to the silk shortly after the flak was intensified. We do hope he landed safely. This pilot has done 77 operational sorties totalling 80:25 operational hours and giving him a grand total of 703:05 flying hours. It was subsequently learned that he was captured as a POW and was interned at Stalag Luft 3 at Sagan. Number 8662"

From Osprey Combat Aircraft #86 - Typhoon Wings of 2nd TAF 1943-45 by Chris Thomas:
"Delivered to No. 438 Sqn in late April 1944, MN345 was coded F3-D.One of five Typhoons form the unit to be damaged by flak on D-Day, it was repaired by a working party form No. 419 RSU. By late August MN345 was with No 439 Sqn, coded 5V-G and adopted by (J/28760) Flg Off James Albert Brown (RCAF), who named it after his Alberta home town, Peace River.

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
05-Jul-2014 18:12 Anon. Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Phase, Narrative]
05-Jul-2014 18:12 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities]
22-Dec-2017 07:30 tachel Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Source]
01-Jan-2018 15:47 tachel Updated [Narrative]
18-Oct-2019 19:16 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Embed code]
24-Feb-2020 19:12 Xindel XL Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
20-Feb-2021 16:38 tachel Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
20-Feb-2021 16:55 tachel Updated [Narrative]

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