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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49811
Last updated: 30 August 2020
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Date:02-OCT-1944
Time:12:15 claim
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk IX
Owner/operator:401 (City of Westmount) Sqn RCAF
Registration: MJ300
C/n / msn: YO-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Keent (later to become Advanced Landing Ground B.82), Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:b.68 Le Culot/Beauvechain (B)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 11:34 hrs for a patrol in the Nijmegen (Gelderland) area.

The aircraft was hit by a Focke-Wulf Fw 190A of the II./JG 26 over Grave.
The person most probably responsible for the demise of this Spitfire is Leutnant Adolf "Addi" Glunz of the 6./JG 26, who was flying an Fw 190 A-9 from Kirchhellen airfield, Germany.

The 28-year-old pilot, J/10254 F/Lt Russell Reginald Bouskill DFC, tried to make an emergency-landing at Keent but crash-landed.
He died in the crash and is buried at the Groesbeek RCAF War Cemetery; grave 15 E 5.

"HIS MEMORY IS AS DEAR TODAY AS IN THE HOUR HE PASSED AWAY"

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T4447&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
https://www.bhic.nl/ontdekken/verhalen/crashes-tussen-ravenstein-en-grave
https://books.google.cz/books?id=66V2BQAAQBAJ&pg=PA140&lpg=PA140&dq=pilot,+F/Lt+Russell+Reginald+Bouskill
Google Maps
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/glunz.html
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gliederungen/Jagdgeschwader/JG26.htm
http://ww2.dk/Airfields%20-%20Germany%20[1937%20Borders].pdf
2019 Commonwealth War Graves Commission


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
06-Mar-2019 10:49 gerard57 Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]
19-May-2019 07:12 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
28-Sep-2019 12:35 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Sep-2019 12:46 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
05-Oct-2019 07:16 TigerTimon Updated [Embed code]
07-Feb-2020 14:05 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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