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Date:29-DEC-1944
Time:11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk IX
Owner/operator:331 (Norw.) Squadron Royal Air Force (331 (Norw.) Sqn RAF)
Registration: PT704
C/n / msn: FN-B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gersten, Niedersachsen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:B.79 Woensdrecht airfield, the Netherlands
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft was shot down by fighter pilot Hauptmann Robert "Bazzi" Weiss, Kommandeur of the III./JG 54, who was flying Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 'schwarze 10' from Varrelbusch airfield, Niedersachsen.

Captain J.K.B. Raeder did not survive.
The 331 Squadron Spitfires were flying an armed recce operation in the Rheine (Nordrhein-Westfalen) area.

Sources:

http://www.luftwaffe.cz/weiss.html
Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=PT704
book 'Vliegvelden in Oorlogstijd' page 378
NVM (III_JG54, s.44); Obermaier s.74; Urbanke, III./JG54 s.460


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jan-2012 06:58 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Country, Departure airport, Narrative]
01-Jun-2013 07:56 Nepa Updated [Operator]
04-Oct-2013 00:29 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Mar-2015 08:22 Jixon Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
04-Jun-2015 16:27 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Narrative]
12-Nov-2018 15:45 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
30-Oct-2019 18:57 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
30-Oct-2019 18:59 TigerTimon Updated [Aircraft type]

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