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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161244
Last updated: 16 May 2019
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Date:19-DEC-1944
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX
Owner/operator:237 Squadron Royal Air Force (237 Sqn RAF)
Registration: PT715
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediteranean sea, off Malta -   Malta
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Luqa, Malta
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Spitfire Mk.IX PT715 of 237 Squadron, RAF. Written off (presumed destroyed) when failed to return from combat operations 19.12.1944. Pilot believed to be AUS 404505 Flying Officer William John LITTLE RAAF, aged 26, of No.237 Sqn. was posted missing on 19-12-1944. He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999 (James J. Halley, Air Brfitain, 2003 page 77)
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?5313-Aus404505-F-o-W-J-Little-Raaf
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1532647/little,-william-john/
4. https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P10325032


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Oct-2013 17:20 JINX Added
27-Mar-2015 20:35 James JUMP Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
16-May-2019 01:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
16-May-2019 09:42 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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