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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIV
Owner/operator:91 (Nigeria) Squadron Royal Air Force (91 (Nigeria) Sqn RAF)
Registration: RM743
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ridgewood, near Uckfield, East Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF ALG Deanland
Destination airport:RAF ALG Deanland
Diver (anti-V1) patrol. Collided with V-1.
Pilot: 82162 F/Lt Eugène "Le Strops" Georges Achilles Seghers- DFC- RAFVR (prev. Aéronautique Militaire Belge) - Killed.

"Gin" Seghers died in the explosion of a V-1 flying bomb with which he collided while attempting to shoot it down.


Franks: FCL Vol 3
Spitfire Production List
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Revision history:

22-Jan-2011 15:24 ThW Added
23-Jan-2011 02:57 penguin832 Updated [Time, Registration, Location, Source, Narrative]
01-Jan-2012 12:02 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
18-Jan-2012 15:18 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source]
25-Aug-2014 00:31 angels one five Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Jun-2015 19:38 DB Updated [Time, Operator]

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