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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53553
Last updated: 27 April 2020
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Date:27-APR-1942
Time:16:06
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb
Owner/operator:124 (Baroda) Squadron Royal Air Force (124 (Baroda) Sqn RAF)
Registration:
C/n / msn: ON-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel north of Dunkerque, département du Nord -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Biggin Hill
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Lost on Circus 141; the aircraft was shot down by Hauptmann Joachim Müncheberg of the Stab II./JG 26, who was flying an Fw 190A from Abbeville-Drucat airfield in the Somme département.

The Czech pilot, Sgt. Z. Kothera, did not survive. He washed up at Texel island in the Netherlands (beach pole 22) on the 27th of June.

Circus – daytime bomber attacks with fighter escorts against short range targets, to occupy enemy fighters and keep them in the area concerned.
Takeoff time: 14:45

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1494B&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gliederungen/Jagdgeschwader/JG26.htm
LW Claims by Michael Balss (C.2036/II)


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
31-Dec-2011 01:46 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type]
17-Jan-2012 02:21 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Narrative]
17-Jan-2012 05:13 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport]
23-Jan-2012 12:00 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
26-Apr-2017 08:19 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Feb-2018 21:12 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
18-Apr-2020 15:12 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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