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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 93747
Last updated: 15 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XI
Owner/operator:541 Squadron Royal Air Force (541 Sqn RAF)
Registration: PL904
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 km northwest of Apelstedt, Bassum, Niedersachsen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Benson, Oxfordshire
Destination airport:
This Spitfire was cruising at a height of 8,000 metres when it was intercepted. The pilot had taken off for a photo recce flight to Bremen but fighter pilot Hauptmann Robert "Bazzi" Weiss of the Stab III./JG 54 was flying his brand new Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 from Oldenburg airfield and made an end to the mission.

Flt/Lt D. McCuaig was killed.

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Revision history:

02-Jan-2012 06:49 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Country, Departure airport, Narrative]
19-Sep-2013 02:21 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
25-Mar-2015 18:28 Fort Knox Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport]
24-Sep-2019 18:21 TigerTimon Updated [Location, Source]
24-Sep-2019 19:33 TigerTimon Updated [Source, Narrative]
24-Sep-2019 19:56 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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