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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53118
Last updated: 19 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk V
Owner/operator:91 (Nigeria) Sqn RAF
Registration: W3422
C/n / msn: DL-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel off Calais -   France
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Hawkinge, Kent
Destination airport:
The aircraft was shot down by a Bf 109 while escorting an Air Sea Rescue launch off Calais. Sergeant G.W. Baker did not survive and washed up at Kijkduin (Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, the Netherlands) on the 19th of October. He rests at Den Haag cemetery; grave 1 2.

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
30-Dec-2011 06:53 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type]
18-Jan-2012 15:16 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
21-Mar-2017 09:32 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Country, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Feb-2018 21:06 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
03-Apr-2020 19:36 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]

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