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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89114
Last updated: 8 October 2020
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Date:01-MAY-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb
Owner/operator:457 Sqn RAAF
Registration: BM188
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Off the French Coast -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Redhill,Surrey
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On May 1st 1942 the squadron was detailed to provide high altitude (25,000 feet) cover for a Hurricane bomber raid on a munitions factory at Marquise. The Spitfire was last seen diving from 17,000 feet ten miles inside the French coast. It was not seen again and is believed to have been shot down.
Crew:
F/Lt Harold Leslie NORTH DFC (pilot) RAF (from NZ) - killed

Sources:

http://www.phoneman.org/96sqdn/96sdnpages21_25.htm
457 Sqn ORB
CWGC


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Jan-2011 14:04 ThW Added
18-Jan-2011 02:25 penguin832 Updated [Registration, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
31-Dec-2011 01:51 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
13-Sep-2013 21:58 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Sep-2013 22:05 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
17-Jun-2015 06:18 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Damage, Narrative]

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