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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 50716
Last updated: 30 August 2020
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Date:18-OCT-1944
Time:09:55 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk IX
Owner/operator:332 (Norw.) Squadron Royal Air Force (332 (Norw.) Sqn RAF)
Registration: PL492
C/n / msn: AH-L
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Arenbos, Heythuysen, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:B.60 Grimberghen (B)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 09:15 hrs for a fighter sweep in the Grefrath (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany) area.

The aircraft was hit by German ground fire while attacking MT. The pilot, Sergeant Robert Lepsøe, died in the crash. He was buried near the crash location; the remains were brought to Trondheim (Norway) in 1946.

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T4548&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999
http://www.luftwaffe.no/Table2.htm - warning: now a porn website


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
17-Sep-2013 20:27 JINX Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Phase, Source, Narrative]
27-Mar-2015 20:12 Juan P.Paco Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
18-Nov-2016 10:44 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Oct-2019 17:42 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Feb-2020 10:51 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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