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Last updated: 4 September 2020
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Date:08-MAR-1944
Time:17:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk IX
Owner/operator:332 (Norw.) Squadron Royal Air Force (332 (Norw.) Sqn RAF)
Registration: MJ299
C/n / msn: AH-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Woudenberg, province of Utrecht -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF North Weald, Essex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft was shot down by Hauptmann Karl Borris of the Stab I./JG 26, who was flying an Fw 190 A-7 from Florennes airfield, Belgium. The pilot, Sjt. Rudolf H°iland, became prisoner of war.

The Spitfire was flying fighter escort for USAAF B-26 Marauders.
In the afternoon, Soesterberg airfield was subjected to a bombardment, for the second time that day. The 73 Marauders dropped approx. 100 tons of bombs. They were escorted by RAF Spitfires and Typhoons.

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T3515&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
book 'Vliegvelden in Oorlogstijd'
http://www.luftwaffe.no/Table2.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
18-Nov-2016 10:44 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Nov-2017 18:17 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]
05-Mar-2019 07:55 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Mar-2019 08:01 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
05-Mar-2019 12:35 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
07-Feb-2020 10:50 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Operator]

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