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Crash site of Spitfire R6757
11/08/1940

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cest raf squadron
Unit: 74 Squadron
Aircraft: Spitfire
Code: R6757
Base:
Mission: Patrol
Crew officer:
Incident: shot down during combat

Location: (Prov. West-Vlanderen)

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Facts

P/O D.G.Cobden of No 74 Squadron a New Zealander joined the R.A.F. in 1937 or 38. He made a forced landing on the 10th of July 1940 after sustaining battle damage to his Spitfire (P9399) whilst attacking some 26 Dorniers escorted by fighters over a convoy near Dover. On the 11th of August 1940 he was shot down and killed in a Spitfire I (R6757) during combat with Bf 110's East of Harwich at 12:15hrs. D.G.Cobden is buried at Oostende Communal Cemetery he was 26 years old.

Sources:
Battle of Britain
The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
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