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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 150995
Last updated: 21 May 2020
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Date:18-NOV-1943
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia
Owner/operator:57 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (57 OTU RAF)
Registration: N3228
C/n / msn: 453
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nr Long Horsley, Northumberland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Eshott, Northhumberland
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 18 November 1943 Sgt John Wilfred Harris, a pilot under training of 57 OTU RAF, was killed when his Spitfire Ia N3228 dived into the ground near Longhorsley, Northumberland, after he lost control in cloud.

His aircraft had been delivered to the RAF in December 1939 and had served with two frontline squadrons, 602 and 72 Sqn, in 1940 before serving with three operational units, 53, 61 and 57 OTU. It was struck of charge the day after the crash.

Sources:

http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?15449-431118-Unaccounted-Airmen-18-11-1943
http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p003.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longhorsley
http://www.maplandia.com/united-kingdom/england/north/northumberland-county/longhorsley/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Dec-2012 17:49 angels one five Added
04-Dec-2012 17:51 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
27-Jun-2015 09:10 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Nov-2015 10:58 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]

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