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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52796
Last updated: 31 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:331 (Norw.) Squadron Royal Air Force (331 (Norw.) Sqn RAF)
Registration: BL637
C/n / msn: FN-Y
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Vlissingen, Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF North Weald, Essex
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 10:15 hrs for a Roadstead operation dive bombing and low level attacks on enemy ships at sea or in harbour - in the Oostende (Belgium) - Vlissingen (Zeeland) area.

The aircraft was bounced by a Focke-Wulf Fw 190A of the 6./JG 1 based at Woensdrecht airfield.
Claimants on this morning were Unteroffizier Flecks, Unteroffizier Brakebusch, Oberfeldwebel Ehlers & Leutnant Leonhardt.

The Norwegian pilot, Lt. K.T. Jacobson, is missing in action.

LW Claims by Michael Balss

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
01-Jan-2012 09:31 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
01-Jun-2013 07:57 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
04-Jun-2015 16:24 Angel dick one Updated [Operator]
17-Jun-2017 20:52 TigerTimon Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Feb-2018 21:36 Nepa Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
12-Nov-2018 15:32 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
30-Apr-2020 21:30 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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