ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153535
Last updated: 2 November 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:07-NOV-1941
Time:15:00
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
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Bircham Newton
Destination airport:RAF Hawkinge
Narrative:
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.
R.I.P.


Sources:

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


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description