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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of Antwerpen:
Rijkevorsel

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Crash site of Spitfire PA947
1/10/1944

aircraft
cest raf squadron
Unit: 16 Squadron
Aircraft: Spitfire
Code: PA947
Base: Melsbroek
Mission: ASR
Crew officer: JOLLIFFE, DONALD WILLIAM
Incident: Abandoned, due hit by Flak

Location: (Prov. Antwerpen)

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Facts

The aircraft was hit by flak in the Maas-Scheldecanal area and Joliffe baled out (believed to be in the Rijkevorsel area). Unfortunately too low for a full deployment of his parachute.





Sources:

The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
Aircrew Remembered
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