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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 151329
Last updated: 28 July 2020
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Date:09-SEP-1943
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:CGS Royal Air Force (CGS RAF)
Registration: P7289
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Redhouse Farm nr Long Sutton, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Sutton Bridge
Narrative:
A Spitfire of the RAF Central Gunnery School crashed when a wing tip touched the ground during low flying.
The aircraft was destroyed and its pilot, the Chief Instructor of the Fighter Wing, CGS, was killed.
He was Squadron-Leader Robert Chippindall Dafforn DFC, a Battle of Britain veteran (501 Sqdn).
Crew:
S/Ldr (81674) Robert DAFFORN (pilot Chief Instructor ) RAFVR - killed.

Sources:

Spitfire production list.
RAF Casualties-1943.
CWGC


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Dec-2012 16:45 angels one five Added
18-Jun-2015 17:12 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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