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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53257
Last updated: 5 October 2020
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Time:19:10 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Va
Owner/operator:603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron Royal Air Force (603 (City of Edinburgh) Sqn RAF)
Registration: X4663
C/n / msn: XT-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea -
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Hornchurch, Essex
Destination airport:
Operation - Circus
Went missing while escorting Blenheims to St.Omer; crashed in the North Sea.
The aircraft was shot down by fighter pilot Leutnant Erich Rudorffer of the 6./JG 2 (based at Abbeville-Drucat airfield in France), who was flying a Bf 109F.

P/O (60085) Nigel Howard Coupland KEABLE (pilot) RAFVR / killed
He rests at Noordwijk cemetery in Zuid-Holland, the Netherlands.

ORB 603 Sqdn RAF

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
30-Dec-2011 06:16 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type]
31-Dec-2011 02:06 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
29-May-2015 06:32 Angel dot comma Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]
01-Feb-2020 12:37 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative, Operator]
18-Feb-2020 10:35 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]

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