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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52797
Last updated: 30 April 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: AR298
C/n / msn: FN-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Westerschelde estuary off the southwestern coast of Walcheren, Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF North Weald
Destination airport:
Operation - Roadstead (dive bombing and low level attacks on enemy ships at sea or in harbour) in the Oostende (Belgium) - Vlissingen (Zeeland) area.
The aircraft was critically damaged by fighter pilot Oberfeldwebel Hans Ehlers, who was flying a Focke-Wulf Fw 190A of the 6./JG 1 based at Woensdrecht airfield - (claim) 'Spitfire' / SW Walcheren.

Pilot / 1007 2nd Lt Jens Einer Müller RNorAF (Washed up coast of Belgium after 66 hrs) PoW.
Involved in the Great Escape from Stalag Luft 3 Zagan & Belaria. He was one of those who was lucky and made it to Sweden.

Luftwaffe claims by Michael Balss

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
01-Jan-2012 09:35 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
01-Jun-2013 07:56 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
04-Jun-2015 16:23 Angel dick one Updated [Operator]
17-Jun-2017 21:03 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Jan-2018 12:27 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Feb-2018 21:34 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]
12-Nov-2018 15:33 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
30-Apr-2020 21:08 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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