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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49699
Last updated: 9 August 2020
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Time:14:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX
Owner/operator:127 Squadron Royal Air Force (127 Sqn RAF)
Registration: RK861
C/n / msn: 9N-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:southwest of Tilburg, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:B.60 Grimberghen, Belgium
Destination airport:
My uncle F/O Lloyd, Richard Owen 401979 RAAF, was flying this aircraft when he was hit by Flak over the Netherlands. He died in hospital several hours after the crash-landing and rests at Leopoldsburg War Cemetery in Belgium; grave 1-4-2.

The Spit was engaged in a dive bombing operation.

Andy Ingham,


London C1944

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
22-Mar-2014 07:56 Ricko Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative, Photo, ]
17-Oct-2019 16:18 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Oct-2019 16:18 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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