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Author has come to see certain earlier data, either published or not, as quite often inaccurate. Perhaps the most telling example of this is the crash locations given for J.L. Plesman, C. van Houten, P.H. Stenger and J. Veen. All four were Dutch RAF Spitfire pilots, and all are reported to have been lost in the St. Omer area, Northern France. That may be basically true, but it cannot be called accurate. Author shall argue that J.L. Plesman was lost some 30 km East of St. Omer, and the three others 35 to 41 km West of St. Omer. It is the object of this study to clear up such fog as far as possible.
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