Accident Hawker Typhoon Mk IB PD503,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49305
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Date:Monday 1 January 1945
Time:09:10 LT
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: PD503
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:
PD503 - Shot down during "Unternehmen Bodenplatte".
On takeoff, the aircraft was intercepted and shot down 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.

F/O (J/37649) Ross Whaley KELLER (pilot) RCAF killed.
He was #2 to the flight leader who was also killed on take off.
Airfield attacked by 90+ Luftwaffe aircraft.

book 'Vliegvelden in Oorlogstijd'
Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999
438 SQN RCAF archives
Veterans Affairs Canada

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
23 January 1945 RB333 438 (Wild Cat) Sqn RCAF 1 Veldhuisweg 10, Haarle, Overijssel w/o


Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
05-Nov-2009 23:26 NePa Updated
14-Apr-2013 10:41 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
08-May-2013 16:32 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
01-Jun-2013 08:37 Nepa Updated [Operator, Phase, Narrative]
30-Aug-2013 03:49 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
31-Mar-2015 11:17 King T. Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
31-Mar-2015 11:19 Tu104 Updated [Narrative]
25-May-2015 19:19 Heil Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
17-Dec-2017 08:05 tachel Updated [Time, Cn, Source, Narrative]
13-Nov-2019 08:59 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Mar-2020 16:54 Anon. Updated [Source]
21-Mar-2021 17:59 tachel Updated [Photo]
16-Jun-2022 04:46 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
16-Jun-2022 04:56 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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