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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157758
Last updated: 14 May 2020
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Date:28-FEB-1940
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IA
Owner/operator:611 (West Lancashire) Squadron Royal Air Force (611 (West Lancashire) Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1051
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Dudgeon LV, North Sea, off Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 28 February 1940 Sgt Alfred Eric Andrew Bruce of 611 Sqn went missing over the North Sea during a convoy patrol. His Spitfire Ia L1051 went down into the sea, probably between the Outer Dowsing and East Dudgeon lightships, from where the last "pipsqueak" transmission was heard. The 23 years old pilot was never found and is commemorated at Runnymede memorial.

Sources:

http://www.611squadronrauxaf.co.uk/history/Roll.html
http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p002.html
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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Jul-2013 03:02 JINX Added
01-Aug-2013 20:12 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
02-Mar-2014 18:39 Nepa Updated [Operator]
13-Sep-2014 09:24 angels one five Updated [Operator, Location]
29-May-2015 10:46 Angel dot comma Updated [Operator]
21-Apr-2017 08:20 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]

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