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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203100
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:12-AUG-1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic typh model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Typhoon Mk IB
Owner/operator:439 (Westmount) Sqn RCAF
Registration: MN553
MSN: 5V-K
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:SE of Caen over Orne river -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:B.9 Lantheuil
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hit by flak in the starboard wing and main tanks at about 5000 feet and fell out of control. Pilot was J/20587 F/O Ernest James Allen RCAF. he managed to bail out but was found dead on the ground.

Sources:

439 SQN archives.
Veterans Affairs Canada
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2331431
Back to Normandy
https://backtonormandy.org/my-page/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/hawker-typhoon/110591-4152413.html
http://www.thisisme.ca/439squadron/TIGER/Honour-Allen.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Dec-2017 20:35 tachel Added
26-Dec-2017 08:36 tachel Updated [Location]
30-Nov-2020 14:42 tachel Updated [Source, Narrative]

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