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Old 31st May 2020, 15:17
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F/O William Warfield KIA 03.12.44 Spitfire MK232.

Hi,

F/O William Warfield is given crashed with in Spitfire MK232 ran of fuel on 3th december 1944 in a belgian field "near Nivelles" or "near Charleroi" after a sweep.

If not really Nivelles, does anybody know the exact place ( name of the village or the city ) ?

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Old 31st May 2020, 17:51
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Re: F/O William Warfield KIA 03.12.44 Spitfire MK232.

421S 22-8-44 Ran out of fuel on sweep and abandoned nr Nivelles 3-12-44 F/O W Warfield killed

Details from "Spitfire - Main" at airhistory.org

He was from the USA.

Exact details of aircraft and body being found are in the AIR 27 pages -

http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...mageViewerLink
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Old 31st May 2020, 20:23
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Re: F/O William Warfield KIA 03.12.44 Spitfire MK232.

421 (RCAF) Squadron's Summary of Events of 8 or 9 Dec 1944 says Wakefield's body and Spitfire were found approx. 3 miles SSW of B.75 Nivelles.
Reported missing on 3 Dec 1944

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Old 31st May 2020, 20:34
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Re: F/O William Warfield KIA 03.12.44 Spitfire MK232.

Hi,

The RAF Form 412 (Proceedings of court of inquiry or investigation) mentions that the plane crashed at:

3 miles south east of Nivelles. Between Nivelles – Charleroi and Nivelles-Namur Highways
Ground level – 150 metres above sea level

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Old 31st May 2020, 20:51
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Re: F/O William Warfield KIA 03.12.44 Spitfire MK232.

Hello,
I know the exact crashsite of this Spitfire.
What is your particular interest in William Warfield's Spitfire?

You can contact me by PM.

Nicolas
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Old 2nd June 2020, 10:17
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Re: F/O William Warfield KIA 03.12.44 Spitfire MK232.

Hi all,
Thanks for your answers.
Unfortunately, just a few miles out my zone of interest.
Best regards.
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Old 2nd June 2020, 12:37
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Re: F/O William Warfield KIA 03.12.44 Spitfire MK232.

Nicolas and/or Ytargsillou,

Perhaps you would like to share the exact crashsite with us.

Regards,

Leendert
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Old 2nd June 2020, 18:31
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Re: F/O William Warfield KIA 03.12.44 Spitfire MK232.

Not until the planned recovery... during this summer.
Yes, 4 km SE of Nivelles.
Last clue : between a P-38 and a BAF Spitfire XIV crashsites...
Be patient.

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Old 2nd June 2020, 20:31
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Re: F/O William Warfield KIA 03.12.44 Spitfire MK232.

No worries. Wasn't aware a recovery was planned. Best of luck!

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