Accident Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX BS471,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51980
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Date:Sunday 2 May 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX
Owner/operator:331 (Norw.) Sqn RAF
Registration: BS471
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:North Sea 10 km west of Vlissingen, Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF North Weald, Essex
Destination airport:
Shot down by Feldwebel Lacha of the II./JG 1, flying an Fw 190A from Woensdrecht airfield.

Operation: Ramrod – short range bomber attacks to destroy ground targets, similar to Circus attacks.
Target: Vlissingen
Call Sign: FN-T
Takeoff time: 18:30
Pilot: Sgt. F. Eitzen RNAF - MIA


Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
06-Nov-2017 18:17 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]
30-Apr-2018 16:58 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
01-May-2018 16:13 TigerTimon Updated [Location, Narrative]
26-Aug-2018 17:38 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
06-Oct-2018 05:21 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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