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Last updated: 18 September 2020
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Date:28-JUL-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:611 (West Lancashire) Squadron Royal Air Force (611 (West Lancashire) Sqn RAF)
Registration: K9970
C/n / msn: 184
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:RAF Digby, Scopwick Heath, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Digby, Scopwick Heath, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Digby, Scopwick Heath, Lincolnshire
Narrative:
Spitfire Mk.1 K9970: First Flown 10-5-39. To 602 Squadron 'LO-D' 12-5-39. To 611 Squadron 'DW-V' 4-6-40. Substantially damaged landing at base with the U/C retracted after returning from air firing practice, RAF Digby, Scopwick Heath, Lincolnshire

Pilot - Pilot Officer J.W.Lund uninjured.

Aircraft repairable: To 1 CRU (Civilian Repair Unit) for repairs 3-8-40. To 610 Squadron as 'DW-V' again 29-8-40. On 30-8-40, P/O Eric Stanley Aldous, flying K9970 as 'DOGROSE Blue 2', shared in the destruction of an He 111 of 11./KG 1 in action over Kent around 11.20 hours

To 602 Squadron 14-12-40; written off when engine failed, crashed force-landing near West Kilbride 6-1-41. Declared Cat E and SOC 17-1-41

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (Jmes J Halley, Air Britain 1976)
2. Battle of Britain Then and Now
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p001.html
4. http://www.rodcollins.com/wordpress/lincolnshire-plane-crashes-during-world-war-ii
5. http://www.bcar.org.uk/1940-incident-logs#jul
6. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?12752&p=74978#74978


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Nov-2012 02:58 angels one five Added
26-May-2013 18:28 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
28-May-2014 11:33 angels one five Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
29-May-2015 10:46 Angel dot comma Updated [Operator, Location]
31-May-2019 20:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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