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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153535
Last updated: 2 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk V
Owner/operator:1401 Met Flt Royal Air Force (1401 Met Flt RAF)
Registration: P9550
C/n / msn: 678
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sea, about 500 yards off Beachy Head -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Bircham Newton
Destination airport:RAF Hawkinge
P9550 first flew on the 6th of May, 1940 as a Mark I eight-gun fighter and was later converted to a PR III, and then to a PR V with a Merlin 45 engine.
It failed to return to base from a weather recce flight over Germany and was seen to crash in the sea off Beachy Head.

The pilot, P/O Frank Clive George Wilson is buried in Esher (Cobham) Cemetery.


Spitfire production list.
RAF Casualties-1941.
RAF Commands Forum.

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Revision history:

25-Feb-2013 16:08 angels one five Added
26-Jun-2013 10:30 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
19-Aug-2013 06:57 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
25-Sep-2013 00:20 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type]
24-May-2015 20:06 Ing Edcker Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator]

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