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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49830
Last updated: 15 October 2020
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Date:29-SEP-1944
Time:15:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk IX
Owner/operator:416 (City of Oshawa) Sqn RCAF
Registration: MJ874
C/n / msn: DN-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Botsestraat road, Kekerdom, Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:B.68 Le Culot/Beauvechain (B)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 14:20 hrs for a patrol in the Nijmegen (Gelderland) area.
The aircraft was hit by Flak and crashed. The 24-year-old RCAF pilot, P/O. R.E. Chambers, did not survive and is buried at the Groesbeek RCAF cemetery; grave 24 D 14.

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T4431&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1084237/chambers,-richard-eric/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
26-Sep-2019 07:11 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Feb-2020 16:07 Xindel XL Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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