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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152934
Last updated: 3 November 2020
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Date:06-MAR-1943
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk IV T
Owner/operator:8 (C) Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (8 (C) OTU RAF)
Registration: BR651
C/n / msn: 3112
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea -   Norway
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Dyce, Aberdeenshire
Destination airport:RAF Dyce
Narrative:
This Spitfire failed to return from a high altitude photo training exercise to the Belfast area. Possibly overflew Dyce and ran out of fuel over the North Sea. Another possibility is oxygen failure.
Pilot:
Sgt (1387373) Albert Walter Gardner RAFVR - killed.
R.I.P



Sources:

Spitfire production list
RAF Casualties 1943
cwgc


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Feb-2013 01:09 angels one five Added
05-Aug-2014 13:39 J.Paco Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
07-Aug-2014 04:07 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
28-Feb-2015 08:47 T.Taylor Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
07-Mar-2015 00:39 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
18-Jun-2015 07:05 Angel dick one Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
08-Aug-2019 11:33 angels one five Updated [Narrative]

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