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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52696
Last updated: 5 October 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: BL815
C/n / msn: OU-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Goes railway station; Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Kings Cliffe
Destination airport:
Operation: Rhubarb - Vlissingen.
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.

The aircraft collided with a telegraph pole and crashed.
The pilot did not survive:

48001 Plt Off Harold William Harrison - / Vlissingen Northern Cemetery Row C, Grave 6.


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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
01-Jan-2012 09:51 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
18-Jul-2017 09:56 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Feb-2018 07:28 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
17-Feb-2018 20:00 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Oct-2018 05:23 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
06-May-2020 13:54 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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