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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53116
Last updated: 3 April 2020
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Time:15:47 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb
Owner/operator:92 (East India) Squadron Royal Air Force (92 (East India) Sqn RAF)
Registration: AB779
C/n / msn: QJ-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea 20 km north of Oostende, West-Vlaanderen -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Gravesend Kent
Destination airport:
The aircraft failed to return from a Circus operation targeting the Oostende power plant.
It was shot down by fighter pilot Hauptmann Johannes Seifert of the Stab I./JG 26 (based at Saint-Omer - Clairmarais airfield), who was flying a Bf 109 F-4.

Sergeant G.E.F. Woods Scawen did not survive and washed up near Noordwijk (Zuid-Holland, the Netherlands) on the 20th of October

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His grave at Oude begraafplaats in Noordwijk, pictured 26 December 2017

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
30-Dec-2011 06:56 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type]
16-Jan-2012 14:01 Nepa Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
07-Jan-2018 20:16 Anon. Updated [Narrative, Photo, ]
03-Apr-2020 19:58 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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