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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 50131
Last updated: 11 March 2020
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Time:16:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX
Owner/operator:611 (West Lancashire) Squadron Royal Air Force (611 (West Lancashire) Sqn RAF)
Registration: MH363
C/n / msn: FY-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sluisweg road, Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Zuid-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Bradwell Bay, Essex
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 15:00 hrs for an armed recce operation to Amsterdam, Noord-Holland.

During an attack on a fuel truck, the thing exploded and the aircraft crashed killing the pilot F/Lt. L.V. King. He is commemorated at: Hardinxveld (Boven Hardinxveld) General Cemetery Netherlands. Plot 17. Row 26. Grave 70.

RAF 611 Sqdn ORB
source: book: De Waard in Oorlogstijd
Royal Air Force Fighter Command Losses of the Second World War Volume 3.
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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
04-Sep-2019 17:03 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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