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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52448
Last updated: 3 June 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: BM232
C/n / msn: OU-Y
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kruiningen, 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
Pilot:Sgt. F.W. Norris (NZ412724) RNzAF- killed


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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
21-Jan-2012 02:46 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
27-Nov-2017 14:10 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Nov-2017 14:11 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
27-Nov-2017 14:25 TigerTimon Updated [Source, Narrative]
15-Feb-2018 07:44 Nepa Updated [Cn, Operator, Narrative]

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