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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53127
Last updated: 8 November 2020
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Time:13:06 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk V
Owner/operator:1 PRU Royal Air Force (1 PRU RAF)
Registration: X4385
C/n / msn: LY-B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Deelen airfield -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Benson, Oxfordshire
Destination airport:
X4385 - Missing from PR mission to Hamburg 22-9-41
On 22 September 1941 while being flown on an imaging sortie to Hamburg by S/Ldr Peter Tomlinson, Spitfire X4385 suffered fuel starvation, forcing Tomlinson to force-land the overall blue-painted aircraft in a meadow adjacent to the NJG 1 occupied airfield at Deelen-Arnhem in Holland. Taken into captivity by Luftwaffe personnel, Peter Tomlinson was taken to the officers’ mess where, in his own words, officers of the night fighter group and their commander, Oberst. Wolfgang Falck treated him with the utmost courtesy and respect. After being entertained in the mess, Falck and his staff broke somewhat with the conventional method for the handling of prisoners of war by flying Tomlinson, under the guard of a third crew member, to Frankfurt in one of their Messerschmitt Me 110 aircraft. After arriving at Frankfurt, Peter Tomlinson underwent conventional prisoner of war interrogation before being sent to the Dulag Luft P/W camp at Frankfurt am Main.
S/Ldr (39154) Peter TOMLINSON (pilot) RAF - POW

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
30-Dec-2011 06:52 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type]
07-Jan-2012 02:58 Nepa Updated [Operator, Total occupants]
07-Jan-2012 03:15 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
09-Jan-2012 00:49 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
16-Jan-2012 13:51 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport]
07-Nov-2014 07:06 Anthony COX Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Narrative]
28-Mar-2020 19:25 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source]

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