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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of West-Vlaanderen:
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Crash site of Spitfire N3232-ZD

cest raf squadron
Unit: 222 Squadron
Aircraft: Spitfire
Code: N3232-ZD
Base: Hornchurch
Mission: Patrol
Crew officer: Sgt White Leslie James
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. West-Vlanderen)



N3232: Spitfire Mk.Ia (c/no.457) First Flown 9-12-39. Delivered to the RAF at 9 MU RAF Cosford 13-12-39. Issued to 222 (Natal) Squadron 9-3-40 as "ZD-Y". Shot down by Bf 109s on patrol over Dunkerque 1-6-40; pilot killed. Total Flying Hours 107.35
Airborne from RAF Hornchurch, Essex for a dawn combat air patrol over the Dunkirk-Calais sector. Shot down in combat with Bf109s of I./JG26 and Bf110s of I./ZG1 and crashed near Koksijde, Belgium; possibly the Spitfire claimed by Uffz Wolf of 3./JG26 over Dunkirk 5.36 a.m. Pilot Sgt L. J. White killed.
The reported crash location of Koksijde (French: Coxyde, West Flemish: Koksyde) is a town and a municipality in Belgium. It is located on the North Sea coast in the southwest of the Flemish province of West Flanders at approximate Coordinates: 51°06′N 02°39′E.

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