ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89352
Last updated: 24 November 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:26-JUL-1944
Time:14:20
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
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF ALG Deanland
Destination airport:RAF ALG Deanland
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

Franks: FCL Vol 3
Spitfire Production List
http://www.bamfbamrs.be/Dillien/OT-PILOT.DOC
CWGC
Related books
http://aircrewremembered.com/seghers-eugene.html


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description