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Last updated: 16 October 2020
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Date:09-NOV-1942
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:53 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (53 OTU RAF)
Registration: P7372
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Race Farm, Panteg, near Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Destination airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Narrative:
Supermarine Spitfire P7372 Mk IIa, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. Delivered to the RAF at No 8 MU 6-9-40, assigned to 19 Squadron 26-9-40, to Rolls-Royce Hucknall 19-12-40, assigned to 121 (Eagle) Squadron, RAF 22-10-41, transferred to 340 Squadron 11-11-41, transferred to 53 OTU 20-4-42, Flying Accident Cat B 16-5-42, Repaired On Site and returned to service.

The aircraft collided with P8193 and crashed at Race Farm, Newport Road, Panteg, near Pontypool, Monmouthshire on 9-11-42. Pilot killed. This aircraft was a presentation Spitfire presented to the nation, named "Hyderabad". The other Spitfire, P8193, landed safely back at RAF Llandow. ( P8193 crashed in Northumberland in 1944 ).

Pilot: Sgt Llewellyn Evans ( Service Number 778747, South African, aged 19 ) RAFVR - killed. Buried Leeds (Lawns Wood) Cemetery, Leeds, West Yorkshire.
R.I.P.

Sources:

1. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p003.html
2. Halley, J J, 1996, Royal Air Force Aircraft P1000 to R9999, p.66.
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2408685/evans,-llewellyn/
4. http://www.ggat.org.uk/timeline/pdf/Military%20Aircraft%20Crash%20Sites%20in%20Southeast%20Wales.pdf
5. http://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/19914
6. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?7064-421109-Unaccounted-airmen-9-11-1942
7. https://fyldebbmfund.wordpress.com/gifts-of-war-presentation-spitfires/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jan-2013 01:42 angels one five Added
23-Jan-2013 01:43 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
16-Jul-2015 20:56 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-May-2019 17:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-May-2019 11:41 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
25-Sep-2019 02:47 angels one five Updated [Cn, Narrative]

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