Accident Hawker Typhoon Mk IB PD556,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49304
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Date:Monday 1 January 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic typh model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Typhoon Mk IB
Owner/operator:438 (Wild Cat) Sqn RCAF
Registration: PD556
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:B.78 Eindhoven Airfield, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:B.78 Eindhoven
Destination airport:
Damaged during "Unternehmen Bodenplatte"
The aircraft was strafed during the takeoff roll by fighter pilot Major Heinz Bär of the Stab/JG 3, who was flying a Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 from Lippspringe airfield in Germany.
The pilot throttled back, pulled to the side of the runway where he climbed out of the aircraft. He had suffered a wound in the lower stomach and died a few minutes after admittance to Sick Quarters. He had taken command of 438 Sqn that very morning and was leading his very first mission as CO.

F/Lt (J/9876) Peter WILSON / RCAF / succumbed to his injuries and was laid to rest at Woensel (Eindhoven) cemetery; now buried at Groesbeek RCAF cemetery in Gelderland; grave 15 D 1.

438 Sqn records from DND Canada Archives microfilms
Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999
book 'Bodenplatte, the Luftwaffe's Last Hope'

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
29 September 1944 PD479 438 (Wild Cat) Sqn RCAF 1 Near Nijmegen, Gelderland w/o
23 April 1945 RB342 438 (Wild Cat) Sqn RCAF 1 near Lüneburg (Niedersachsen) mis


Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
05-Nov-2009 23:26 NePa Updated
14-Apr-2013 10:43 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
08-May-2013 16:33 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
01-Jun-2013 08:38 Nepa Updated [Operator, Phase, Narrative]
30-Aug-2013 11:53 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
31-Mar-2015 11:18 JEPA Updated [Operator, Narrative]
25-May-2015 19:20 Gloug Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source]
13-Nov-2019 09:37 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Nov-2019 09:38 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
03-Jan-2020 18:40 TigerTimon Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Mar-2020 16:54 Anon. Updated [Source]
21-Mar-2021 18:00 tachel Updated [Photo]
25-Mar-2021 18:58 tachel Updated [Source, Narrative]
25-Mar-2021 18:59 tachel Updated [Narrative]
16-Jun-2022 04:45 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
16-Jun-2022 04:56 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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