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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52958
Last updated: 9 October 2020
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Date:15-MAR-1942
Time:14:02
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk V
Owner/operator:1401 Met Flt Royal Air Force (1401 Met Flt RAF)
Registration: X4503
C/n / msn: 1644
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Lopikerkapel, province of Utrecht -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Bircham Newton, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 15 March 1942 Wing Commander Jock Forbes of 1401 Flt RAF took off from England for a special meteorological observation mission to Düsseldorf but his Spitfire V X4503 was shot down at 1402 hrs by Fw Heinz-Helmut Baudach of 1./JG 2, who claimed it as his 5th victory, and crashed onto land belonging to Mr Sonnevelt, 1 km west of Lopikerkapel, Netherlands. The pilot was killed and is buried at Oud Leusden.

Sources:

http://www.rafcommands.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?forum=DCForumID6&mark=14590&az=next_topic&archive=yes
http://www.rcl-europe.org/Benschop/Benschop_2004.html
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1440
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/baudach.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lopikerkapel
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gliederungen/Jagdgeschwader/Inhalt.htm
https://www.asisbiz.com/Luftwaffe/jg2.html

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
30-Dec-2011 07:16 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type]
17-Jan-2012 01:43 angels one five Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Jan-2012 05:11 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Departure airport]
13-Nov-2012 11:42 angels one five Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
30-Nov-2012 05:22 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source]
13-Sep-2013 08:13 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
24-May-2015 20:05 Ing Edcker Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
14-Mar-2017 11:57 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Aug-2018 19:33 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]
25-Nov-2018 18:09 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
07-Feb-2020 14:03 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
14-Apr-2020 10:05 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
14-Apr-2020 10:05 TigerTimon Updated [Source]
14-Apr-2020 10:06 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
14-Apr-2020 10:11 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
17-Apr-2020 16:35 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Source, Narrative]

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