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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49755
Last updated: 4 October 2019
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Time:16:10 LT
Type:Hawker Tempest Mk V
Owner/operator:274 Squadron Royal Air Force (274 Sqn RAF)
Registration: EJ655
C/n / msn: JJ-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Zwolle, Overijssel -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:B.80 Volkel
Destination airport:
While engaged in an armed recce operation, the aircraft was hit by a Luftwaffe fighter, probably flown by Oberleutnant Willi Heilmann of the 9./JG 54, who was flying a Fw 190 D-9 from Oldenburg airfield, Germany.

The Tempest crashed and the pilot, F/O. J.M. Mears, was taken prisoner of war.

LW claims by Michael Balss

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
04-Oct-2019 17:21 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Oct-2019 19:27 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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