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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52447
Last updated: 20 May 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk VB
Owner/operator:485 (NZ) Squadron Royal Air Force (485 (NZ) Sqn RAF)
Registration: EP595
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Wissenkerke, Zeeland. -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire
Destination airport:
Attacking an He 115 when engaged by Fw 190s. Shot down by Uffz. H. Fuchs of the 4./JG 1, flying an Fw 190 A-4 from Woensdrecht airfield.

Operation: Rhubarb fighter or fighter-bomber sections, at times of low cloud and poor visibility, crossing the English Channel and then dropping below cloud level to search for opportunity targets such as railway locomotives and rolling stock, aircraft on the ground, enemy troops, and vehicles on roads.
Takeoff time: 11:20hrs
F/Lt. (NZ391368) Michael Moray "Mick" SHAND DFC (pilot) RNZAF - Survived pow;
He was one of the survivors of The Great Escape on March 24, 1944.


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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
21-Jan-2012 03:02 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
27-Nov-2017 14:27 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Feb-2018 07:40 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
12-Oct-2019 12:53 Nepa Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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