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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 90984
Last updated: 10 November 2020
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Date:21-SEP-1941
Time:16:52
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb
Owner/operator:485 (NZ) Squadron Royal Air Force (485 (NZ) Sqn RAF)
Registration: AB856
C/n / msn: CBAF....
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel, Dover Straits, off Dover, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Kenley, Surrey
Destination airport:Circus 101
Narrative:
On 21st September 1941 485 (NZ)Squadron was flying as part of a "Circus" operation covering a number of Bristol Blenheim bombers on a raid to Gosnay. The Spitfires met Me109ís and a combat developed over Bruges and moved over the Channel towards Dover. P/O J. F. Knight (RNZAF) was shot down, in Spitfire Vb AB856 and went into the sea near Dover.
L3 - Sagan & Belaria PoW Number 3808.

He was shot down by German Luftwaffe fighter ace Erich Rudorffer: one of three Spitfire "kills" that he was credited with that day.

Sources:

http://www.luftwaffe.cz/rudorffer.html
http://www.spitfires.ukf.net/p019.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._485_Squadron_RAF#Spitfire_Vb


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Apr-2013 00:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Mar-2014 14:42 Nepa Updated [Operator]
10-Jun-2014 20:46 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
06-Jun-2015 15:31 Shuntt Updated [Time, Operator, Narrative]
23-Jan-2017 18:33 Red Dragon Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Destination airport, Narrative]

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