Accident Hawker Typhoon Mk IB EK497,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49337
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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:183 (Gold Coast) Sqn RAF
Registration: EK497
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Zutendaal, Limburg -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:B.77 Gilze-Rijen, the Netherlands
Destination airport:Y.29 Asch
Takeoff for a transition flight.
This Typhoon was shot down by mistake by a USAAF P-51 Mustang on the afternoon of 1/1/45.
The American aircraft belonged to the 352nd Fighter Group.

F/O (138.091) Donald WEBBER (pilot) RAFVR - killed; was laid to rest at Margraten cemetery in the Netherlands
Later interred in the Venray War Cemetery; grave 7 F 3.

Google Maps
Aeroplane Monthly.
RAF Fighter Command Losses of the Second World War Volume 3.

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
05-Nov-2009 23:26 NePa Updated
04-Mar-2011 20:34 angels one five Updated [Time, Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]
09-May-2013 05:15 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
28-May-2013 20:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Phase, Narrative]
01-Oct-2013 10:18 JINX Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator]
05-Mar-2014 10:23 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport]
25-Apr-2017 16:54 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Aug-2017 18:37 Nepa Updated [Operator]
13-Nov-2019 09:43 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Mar-2020 16:54 Anon. Updated [Source]

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