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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51124
Last updated: 20 September 2020
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Time:15:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb
Owner/operator:315 (City of Deblin) Squadron Royal Air Force (315 (City of Deblin) Sqn RAF)
Registration: AA968
C/n / msn: PK-G
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:near Bleiswijk, Zuid-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Heston, Middlesex
Destination airport:
The pilot performed an emergency landing due to engine trouble.
In the afternoon, a force of nearly 200 B-26 Marauders was sent to Schiphol airfield. They were escorted by RAF Spitfires. A total of 397 tons of bombs was dropped.
This was a Ramrod operation: bomber raid escorted by fighters aimed at destruction of a specific target in daylight.

Pilot: F/O. R. Wal 2125 PAF Survived POW

book 'Vliegvelden in Oorlogstijd'

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
11-Dec-2018 08:43 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Dec-2018 08:43 TigerTimon Updated [Damage]
11-Dec-2018 22:42 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
12-Dec-2018 20:11 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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