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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152471
Last updated: 10 November 2020
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Date:12-MAR-1944
Time:evening
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIV
Owner/operator:91 (Nigeria) Squadron Royal Air Force (91 (Nigeria) Sqn RAF)
Registration: RB172
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Carnwath Golf Course, South Lanarkshire, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Turnhouse, Midlothian
Destination airport:RAF Turnhouse
Narrative:
Spitfire RB172 took off with another 91 Squadron Spitfire on the evening of 12/3/44 to assist a B-24 bomber to find its base.
The task was completed successfully but RB172 crashed on Carnwath Golf Course during the return to RAF Turnhouse for a reason that is not clear.

Flt-Sgt Charles Edward Sayer RAFVR (22), killed in a flying accident.
R.I.P.

Charles Sayer is buried in Exeter (Exwick or St Thomas) Cemetery.

Sources:

Spitfire production list.
RAF Casualties-1944.


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Jan-2013 22:00 angels one five Added
12-Jan-2013 22:08 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
01-Aug-2013 20:00 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
15-Aug-2013 05:37 angels one five Updated [Operator]
02-Jun-2015 19:34 T.T.Taylor Updated [Operator, Departure airport]

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