Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T5556
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
12 Apr 45 Armed Recce -
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Supermarine Spitfire LF.IX ML421 JH-V 317 Sqdn RAF 1010 Gilze-Rijen (B.77)
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
1100 Hit by Flak from Kolhorn Crashed near farm of Kistemaker at Dorpsstraat at Abbekerk Noord-Holland
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot F/Sgt. J. Pretkowski 704629 PAF KIA Breda Polish War Cem R 34
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Shores & Thomas, ‘2nd Tactical Air Force January-May 1945’, page 486

Version January, 2024