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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52462
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:132 (City of Bombay) Squadron Royal Air Force (132 (City of Bombay) Sqn RAF)
Registration: BL781
C/n / msn: FF-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea 6 km southwest of Zoutelande, Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Martlesham Heath, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 14:00 hrs for a Rhubarb operation to Veurne, Belgium.

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.

F/O. M.J. Mills 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 01:58 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
17-Nov-2017 21:21 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Feb-2018 07:46 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]
03-Nov-2020 18:25 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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