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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51804
Last updated: 1 October 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vc
Owner/operator:402 (City of Winnipeg) Sqn RCAF
Registration: AA980
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea off Texel island -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Coltishall, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Wing Commander Leslie Sidney Ford, an ace (credited with destroying six enemy aircraft), was killed when his Spitfire was shot down. The aircraft was shot down by ships Flak near Texel.

Operation: Roadstead - fighter operation mounted against shipping
Call Sign: AE-
Pilot: W/C. L.S. Ford DFC+ J/3712 RCAF Vlieland 63 - Washed up northern beach Vlieland 14 July 43.


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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
19-Jul-2015 11:45 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]
02-Jun-2018 12:32 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Aug-2018 17:38 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
06-Oct-2018 05:16 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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