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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154217
Last updated: 26 September 2020
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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: P7504
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Welsh St.Donats, 2˝ mile NE of Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Destination airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Spitfire P7504 was a Mk.II out from 53 OTU (Operational Training Unit) and was piloted by Sgt P.R. Swan. The aircraft was involved in a mid-air collision on 5th July 1942 with another Spitfire, P8592 (also of 53 OTU), over Welsh St.Donats, 2˝ mile North East of Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, which crashed a couple of miles away. Sgt Swan’s body was found some yards from the aircraft wreckage suggesting that he had attempted to bail out, but was too low for his chute to open fully. Remains of this aircraft were removed by the North Gwent Aviation Group.

Flight Crew: Sergeant Philip Raymond Swan. Pilot (Service Number 1387580, aged 22). Buried Rotherfield Peppard (All Saints) New Churchyard, Grave 72.


1. Fallen Flyers: Tragedy in the Skies Over Wartime Gower (Wartime Record) Bryngold Books Ltd; First edition (1 May 2005) by Steven H. Jones

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Revision history:

18-Mar-2013 23:41 angels one five Added
19-Mar-2013 00:01 angels one five Updated [Location, Narrative]
16-Jul-2015 20:55 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
01-May-2019 19:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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