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1941-04-28 The loss of Abraham Pennings

Crash site: Westerschelde river near Souburg, Zeeland, NL

Crash cause: shot down by enemy fighter

Name

Pennings, Abraham Efraim

Dutch RAF aviator datasheet

A.E. Pennings Source: SLH

Rank

2Lt, P/O.

Decorations

None known

Born

15/5/1917

Place

Calioub, Egypt

Squadron

RAF 611 'West Lancashire' Sqn Fighter Command

Ops/hr

12/15

Aircraft

Spitfire Mk. IIa Nr. P7774 FY-?

Base

RAF Hornchurch, Essex, GB

Mission

Rhubarb, raid on Souburg airfield, Zeeland, NL

Status

MIA, shot down by Bf-109 of JG1

age

23

Missing

28/4/1941

Place

Westerschelde river near Souburg, Zeeland, NL

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

no

Memorial

Soesterberg

yes

Memorial

Other

not known

GB arrival

Send from ML-KNIL, Andir, NEI, to England to join the RAF

Remarks

Take-off was at 14:00.

Data confusion

It is unclear if the crash took place near East or near West Souburg. These villages are located East and West of Vlissingen.


Crash area of A.E. Pennings, 28/4/1941. Two approximations are given, as it is unclear if the crash was near East or near West Souburg. So far, 3 aircraft have been found NW of these locations. Aircraft parts in the Westerschelde river track may have been removed during river clearing and deepening operations.

Source: http://users.pandora.be/tree/wreck/wrecksite/wreck...


The Westerschelde exit, where it flows into the North Sea, looking SW from Vlissingen. Assumed crash area of A.E. Pennings. Vlissingen 050604


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