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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 50209
Last updated: 11 October 2020
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Date:29-AUG-1944
Time:19:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX
Owner/operator:229 Squadron Royal Air Force (229 Sqn RAF)
Registration: MH907
C/n / msn: 9R-Z
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Noordoostpolder, 3 km northwest of Rutten (near pole 4), Flevoland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Coltishall, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 18:55 hrs for a Ranger operation - usually a deep penetration flight to a specified area, to engage targets of opportunity.

The aircraft was hit by ships Flak and crashed.
The RAAF pilot, F/O. F.P.M. Cook, did not survive and is buried at Lemmer cemetery.

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T3959&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
http://www.associations.rafinfo.org.uk/code_names.htm
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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
06-Nov-2017 18:17 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]
22-Jul-2019 09:40 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Jul-2019 09:35 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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