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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49829
Last updated: 15 November 2020
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Date:29-SEP-1944
Time:08:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk IX
Owner/operator:222 (Natal) Squadron Royal Air Force (222 (Natal) Sqn RAF)
Registration: MK774
C/n / msn: ZD-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:500 metres northwest of the 'Kwakels', Lekkerkerk, Zuid-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Merville (B.53), France
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A member of 222 squadron based Selsey bill.Pilot officer RA CARSON was on a dawn patrol over Holland. While attacking ground Troops with his wingman his engine was hit by ground fire.At low altitude he crashed landed with wheels up.He jumped unhurt after landing from the plane and outran the troops whom he had been shooting up. He linked up with the Dutch resistance and a month later crossed from the occupied zone andlinked up with the advancing Allies.
Hewas awarded the Milirary Cross for his escape and evasion . He returned to his unit 222 squadron who were converting toTEMPESTS at Predannick Cornwall. He survived the war and remained in the RAF until 1967.His last command was as AOC 42 Squadron flying SHACKLETONS.

Sources:

PAUL BRICKHILL BOOK ESCAPE OR DIE and son
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T4430&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
18-Jul-2019 18:52 SteveCarson Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Jul-2019 18:52 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Country]
26-Sep-2019 07:25 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source]
27-Nov-2019 11:00 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
27-Nov-2019 11:00 Nepa Updated [Destination airport, Operator]

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