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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137856
Last updated: 16 September 2020
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Date:15-MAY-1940
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia
Owner/operator:54 Squadron Royal Air Force (54 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N3185
C/n / msn: 426
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Brentwood, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hornchurch, Essex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Spitfire Mk.1a N3185, (KL-G) 54 Squadron, RAF Hornchurch, Essex: Written off (destroyed) 15/5/40 when Struck the ground and crashed near Brentwood, Essex. Struck off charge as Cat. E. Pilot - Pilot Officer Donald Sprague ROSS (41474) (RCAF) - killed

Sources:

1. http://allspitfirepilots.org/aircraft/N3185
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/2109: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16471439
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=N3185
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p003.html
5. https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2953304
6. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2953304/ross,-donald-sprague/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Aug-2011 17:31 angels one five Added
25-Dec-2011 15:21 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Narrative]
22-Jan-2012 20:49 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
04-Nov-2012 19:35 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
25-Apr-2019 22:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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