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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 158001
Last updated: 14 January 2020
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Date:21-JUL-1942
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic P51 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American Mustang Mk I
Owner/operator:400 (City of Toronto) Squadron Royal Air Force (400 (City of Toronto) Sqn RAF)
Registration: AG540
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gurnard's Head, Zennor, Cornwall -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Middle Wallop, Hampshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
400 (City of Toronto) Squadron was in the process of re-equipping with the Mustang. Flt Lt McGrath RCAF was flying AG540 on a low-level navex from RAF Middle Wallop. In conditions of patchy fog he flew into the hillside at Gurnard's Head, about 100 yards inland from the sea.The Mustang was totally destroyed and its pilot was killed.
F/Lt (J/3517) John Felix McGrath RCAF.
R.I.P.

Sources:

RAF Casualties-1942
http://web.archive.org/web/20160304210438/http://rafdavidstowmoor.org/crash-log/view-1942-crash-log
CWGC


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Aug-2013 08:30 angels one five Added
07-Apr-2015 08:31 DB Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
17-Jan-2018 10:32 TB Updated [Operator, Location]
16-Feb-2018 15:08 Red Dragon Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Feb-2018 16:41 Red Dragon Updated [Operator]
16-Feb-2018 17:25 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
31-Mar-2018 21:00 TB Updated [Operator, Location]
12-Nov-2018 01:32 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport]
12-Nov-2018 09:28 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
28-Aug-2019 21:49 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
19-Sep-2019 09:31 angels one five Updated [Time, Narrative]

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