Incident Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX H-62,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 214115
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Date:Friday 7 January 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX
Owner/operator:322 Sqn Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu)
Registration: H-62
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Semerang (Kalibanteng) Airbase, Java -   Indonesia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Semerang (Kalibanteng) Airbase, Java. Indonesia
Destination airport:
MK993: Spitfire LF. IX, built at CBAF (Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory) with Merlin M66 engine. To 9MU RAF Cosford 30-3-44. To 126 Squadron as '5J-O' 10-5-44. To AST (Air Service Training) 2-1-45.

Struck off RAF charge upon sale to Royal Netherlands Air Force 13-5-47 as 'H-62' later 'H-115'

Written off 7-1-49 when crashed near Semerang (Kalibanteng) Airbase, Java. Crashed and broke in two pieces. The pilot (Gijs Noyons) survived the crash.

The pilot was born on 1-6-1925, and was later killed in the crash of a Gloster Meteor of 324 Squadron KLu on 28-6-50 on the North Beach of Schiermonnikoog (see separate entry)

On 27-9-46, No. 322 Squadron was reactivated as part of the Dutch Armed Forces, operating the Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX. In September 1947, the squadron was sent to the Dutch East Indies. Based at Kalidjati Air Base and later Semerang (Kalibanteng) Airbase the unit operated in the Dutch East Indies before returning to the Netherlands and disbanding in October 1949.




Revision history:

06-Aug-2018 11:39 gerard57 Added
14-Feb-2019 19:41 Cobar Updated [Embed code]
20-Dec-2020 19:20 Cobar Updated [Operator]
09-Jul-2023 19:40 Nepa Updated [[Operator]]
11-Aug-2023 01:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [[[Operator]]]

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