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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152367
Last updated: 5 October 2020
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Date:23-SEP-1940
Time:11:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:74 (Tiger) Squadron Royal Air Force (74 (Tiger) Sqn RAF)
Registration: P7362
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sea, 1.5 miles SE of Southwold -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Coltishall, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF Coltishall
Narrative:
The pilot baled out of his Spitfire during a routine patrol.
Reason unknown. He did not survive. His body was not recovered until the 4th of October.
Crew
Sgt (740696) David Hart AYERS (pilot) RAFVR - killed.

Sources:

Spitfire production list
RAF Casualties-1940
CWGC


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Jan-2013 20:51 angels one five Added
26-Jul-2013 14:16 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
07-Feb-2015 09:28 angels one five Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source]
02-Jun-2015 15:57 King Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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