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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49767
Last updated: 30 May 2020
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Date:06-OCT-1944
Time:16:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk IX
Owner/operator:33 Squadron Royal Air Force (33 Sqn RAF)
Registration: PV160
C/n / msn: 5R-W
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Groeneweg road, Schoondijke, Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Merville (B.53), France
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 15:00 hrs for an armed recce operation in the Breskens area.
Over Zeeland, the aircraft was hit by Flak and crashed.

The mortal remains of the 22-year-old RNzAF pilot, Warrant Officer George James Roney, were recovered in 1948 together with his machine. He now rests at the Schoondijke general cemetery; grave 303B

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T4477&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
2019 Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
05-Sep-2016 04:14 Rob Roney Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
06-Nov-2017 18:16 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]
03-Oct-2019 07:35 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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