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Last updated: 25 November 2020
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Date:29-MAR-1943
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Vb
Owner/operator:109th OSqn /67th OGp USAAF
Registration: BL660
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wellington, Shropshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Atcham /AAF Sta.342, Shropshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Supermarine Spitfire BL660 Mk Va, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. Delivered to the RAF at No 12 MU 16-5-42, assigned to 307 Squadron 1-10-42, Repairs On Site, assigned to HQ 8th Fighter Command 21-10-42.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 29-3-43: After takeoff from RAF Atcham, Shropshire on a sector reconnaisannce mission in Spitfire VB BL660, involved in a mid air collision with another plane from the same squadron. The other pilot was Daniel Scott in Spitfire VB P7849. Planes went down near Wellington, Shropshire. Pilot of Spitfire BL660 - 2nd Lt Edward "Elmer" D. Smith (Service Number O-660206) was killed

Sources:

1. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p024.html
2. http://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/51933
3. https://en-gb.facebook.com/RAF.ATCHAM/posts/1187197841293012:0
4. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56294452/edward-d-smith
5. https://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/AARmonthly/Mar1943O.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-May-2019 02:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-May-2019 13:25 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
23-Mar-2020 18:10 DG333 Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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