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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 50191
Last updated: 29 October 2020
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Date:03-SEP-1944
Time:17:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk IX
Owner/operator:312 Squadron Royal Air Force (312 Sqn RAF)
Registration: ML296
C/n / msn: DU-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rietsedijk, Prinsenbeek, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF North Weald, Essex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft was hit by light Flak whilst strafing a Dornier Do 217M bomber at Gilze-Rijen airfield.
The Czechoslovak pilot, F/Lt. O.R. Smik, performed an emergency-landing.
He evaded capture, returned to service and was killed in action on the 28th of November 1944, whilst flying Spitfire RR227.

The Spitfire was flying fighter escort for the RAF operation against Soesterberg airfield (province of Utrecht).

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T3967&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
'Vliegvelden in Oorlogstijd'


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
28-Aug-2018 07:15 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]
26-Jul-2019 08:36 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jul-2019 09:05 TigerTimon Updated [Source, Narrative]
26-Jul-2019 11:36 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
28-Jul-2019 19:18 Nepa Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Operator]

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