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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137923
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:19-MAR-1940
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron Royal Air Force (603 (City of Edinburgh) Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1026
C/n / msn: 240
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Clochtow, Collieston, Ellon, Aberdeenshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Drem, East Lothian
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Spitfire Mk.1a L1026; 240th production Spitfire from the first batch of 310. First Flown 20-6-39. Delivered to 20 MU RAF Aston Down 20-6-39. Issued to 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron 15-9-39

Written off (destroyed) 19-3-40 when flew into the ground while descending, after becoming lost in fog on return from a convoy patrol. Several sources give the crash site as "Slains", Aberdeenshire, but the official RAF Board of Inquiry file (AIR 81/1917) gives the crash location as "North Clochtow". However, this location is Part of the Slains Estate; Clochtow Farm lies North of the fishing village of Collieston in an area of fertile land overlooking the North Sea at approximate co ordinates 57:22.0745 N, 1:55.0114,W.

Crew: Pilot Officer Gordon Ian THOMSON (pilot, Service Number 70878, aged 20) RAFVR - killed

Sources:

1. Air-Britain: Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p002.html
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) file AIR 81/1917: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16471189
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2722686/thomson,-gordon-ian/
5. https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/709591


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Aug-2011 01:46 angels one five Added
26-Aug-2011 14:52 Uli Elch Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location]
06-Sep-2011 08:52 angels one five Updated [Operator]
25-Dec-2011 10:20 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
12-Jan-2012 00:54 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
22-Jan-2012 20:29 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
04-Nov-2012 14:28 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
05-Nov-2012 00:20 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
02-Jun-2013 17:19 Nepa Updated [Operator]
18-Jul-2013 00:53 JINX Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
01-Aug-2013 20:43 Nepa Updated [Operator]
16-Sep-2014 06:18 angels one five Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
29-May-2015 06:39 Angel dot comma Updated [Operator, Narrative]
10-May-2019 19:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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