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    Default 16 september 1944, Spitfire LFIX PL464

    Hi,

    On 16 september 1944, following a bombing raid on the marshalling yard of Rosendaal, Spit PL464 of n°341 squadron was hit by flak.

    Does anybody know where ltt Brunschwig (safe, light injured) baled out in allied line as his Spitfire fall ?

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    Bertrand, I've about 17.00 hrs near Roosendaal in the Dutch province Noord-Brabant what's close to the Belgian border. (Roosendaal not Rosendaal).
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    Thanks Henk. You are right with the time. According to the Michel Brunschwig's notes he wrote : After the bombing I have been hit in the radiator. I am in fire at the SOUTH of Anvers.

    May be Brunschwig bale out over Provincie Antwerpen rather than province Noord-Brabant.

    Luc Vervoort know more ?

    Bertrand

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    Bertrand,
    Shores/Thomas in their "2nd TAF" Vol.2 page 289 mentions: "hbf b/o Roosendaal" (hit by flak, baled out) and further: "A Spitfire of 341 Sqn was brought down near Roosendaal. Lt M.F. Brunschwig breaking his arm in baling out". What was his matricule ?
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    Henk,

    Service number of Michel, François Brunschwig is 35.467

    I hope that the precise place where PL464 crashed will surfaced up to archives of police like it is possible in France !

    Bertrand

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    Default 16 september 1944, Spitfire LFIX PL464

    Bonjour Bertrand, Beste Henk, Dear all,

    The exact crashlocation is also unknown to me....

    Was the pilot taken prisoner ?
    If this is known we can more or less pinpoint if he bailed out over Belgium or The Netherlands ?

    best regards from Belgium,

    Luc

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    Luc,
    Not in PoW register.
    Henk.

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    Default 16 september 1944, Spitfire LFIX PL464

    Dear All,

    The part of Belgium between Antwerp and the Dutch border was liberated at the end of September 1944 / beginning October 1944. If the pilot was not taken prisoner he must have, more than probably, landed in Belgium.

    Best regards

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    Yes you are right Luc and I am sure that he doesnt crash « near Roosendaal » because he wrote he has his engine in fire SOUTH of Anvers. He must landed in Belgium

    bertrand

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    Hi Henk and Luc,

    A new info "surfarced" and according to Brunschwig himself he crossed the "Canal Albert" and when he was at 800 ft he baled out between Anvers and Malines. In the plowed field where he arrived the population was very sympathic.

    May be an help for our Belgian friends ?

    Bertrand

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