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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53554
Last updated: 18 April 2020
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Date:25-APR-1942
Time:16:40
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: W3332
C/n / msn: ON-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel 5 miles NW of Berck, Pas-de-Calais département -   France
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Biggin Hill
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Lost on Circus 137.
Circus – daytime bomber attacks with fighter escorts against short range targets, to occupy enemy fighters and keep them in the area concerned.
The Czech pilot did not survive and washed up in the Netherlands on the 19th of June and was laid to rest in Den Burg cemetery on Texel island:

F/Lt. S. Bachurek 82536 RAF / grave K 6 122

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1494A&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
31-Dec-2011 01:45 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type]
19-Jan-2012 02:06 Nepa Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
24-Apr-2017 11:46 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Apr-2017 11:46 TigerTimon Updated [Damage]
13-Feb-2018 21:11 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
13-Feb-2018 21:13 Nepa Updated [Departure airport]
18-Apr-2020 14:46 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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