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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52460
Last updated: 3 November 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:411 (City of York) Sqn RCAF
Registration: AD392
C/n / msn: DB-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea near Petten, Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Digby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
The aircraft was hit by the light Flak units 3./leichte Flak-Abteilung 764 (o) and 3./leichte Flak-Abteilung 845 (o).

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.
Target: Petten
Takeoff time: 13:10

F/Lt. V.F. Patterson is missing in action and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.


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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
21-Jan-2012 02:33 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
18-Nov-2017 11:39 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Feb-2018 21:22 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]
03-Nov-2020 18:40 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]

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