Accident Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb BL919 , Tuesday 21 July 1942
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Date:Tuesday 21 July 1942
Time:17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb
Owner/operator:331 (Norw.) Sqn RAF
Registration: BL919
MSN: FN-C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Beach at Dunkirk -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF North Weald
Destination airport:
Narrative:
During a low-level sweep around the city the aircraft was hit by anti aircraft fire and went down in flames and crashed on the beach of Dunkirk
Pilot:
Lt (N1056) Lt Henning Adolf Leifseth RAFVR - killed.
R.I.P.

Sources:

CWGC
WWII Talk
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Ffrancecrashes39-45.net%2Fpage_fiche_av.php%3Fid%3D6660&edit-text=&act=url

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Nov-2015 19:23 TB Added
09-Nov-2016 17:42 TB Updated [Operator]
09-Nov-2016 17:59 TB Updated [Operator]
16-Feb-2018 16:40 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Feb-2018 17:42 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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