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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 50645
Last updated: 9 March 2020
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Time:12:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk IX
Owner/operator:412 Sqn RCAF
Registration: ML277
C/n / msn: VZ-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:orchard near the windmill at Giesbeek, Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:B.88 Heesch
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 10:20 hrs for an armed recce operation to Osnabrück in Germany.
Piloted by F/Lt F.H. Richards, RCAF 412 Squadron. Upon return, was forced to 500 feet due to weather. Reported being hit by Flak and crash-landed into an orchard.
He was evaded capture, although injured.

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
09-Nov-2010 13:32 anav64 Updated [Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Phase, Source, Narrative]
18-Jan-2020 21:04 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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