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Date:12-APR-1945
Time:12:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk VIII
Owner/operator:92 (East India) Squadron Royal Air Force (92 (East India) Sqn RAF)
Registration: MT685
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Imola, northern Italy -   Italy
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bellaria airfield, Rimini
Destination airport:Bellaria airfield, Rimini
Narrative:
Three Spitfires of 92 Squadron, 244 Wing, took off from their base at Bellaria at 1143 on 12/4/45 to bomb enemy positions.
The formation was being led by the CO of 244 Wing.
Arriving over the target at about 1215 the leader told his two companions to orbit overhead while he marked the target for them.
As the Spitfire dived through about 5,000 feet one of the leader's bombs detonated prematurely either on release or when still attached to the aircraft. The Spitfire disintegrated in the blast and its pilot was killed.
There was no evidence of flak in the area at the time. Another 92 Sqdn Spitfire had been destroyed in similar circumstances in the previous 24 hours.

W/Cdr (41818) Ronald Edward BARY DSO DFC m.i.d. RAF - killed
R.I.P.

Sources:

https://www.cwgc.org/search/certificate.aspx?casualty=2236953
Spitfire production list


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Feb-2011 03:03 angels one five Added
27-Dec-2011 03:26 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Nature, Narrative]
03-Jan-2012 15:44 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
09-Jan-2012 06:51 Nepa Updated [Operator]
08-Nov-2012 19:37 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
18-Jun-2013 02:01 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
26-Jul-2013 17:18 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
16-Sep-2013 07:54 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
20-May-2014 23:15 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
05-Apr-2015 11:00 Anthony G. Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
04-Mar-2020 18:43 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
09-Apr-2020 09:07 INV Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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