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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154218
Last updated: 30 June 2020
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Date:05-JUL-1942
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIb
Owner/operator:53 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (53 OTU RAF)
Registration: P8592
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
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Destination airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Narrative:
Spitfire P8592 was a Mk.II out from 53 OTU (Operational Training Unit) and was piloted by Sgt R.S. Pearce. The aircraft was involved in a mid-air collision on 5th July 1942 with another Spitfire, P7504 (also of 53 OTU), over Welsh St.Donats, 2 mile North East of Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, which crashed a couple of miles away.

Flight Crew Sergeant Russell Stanley Pearce, RNZAF. Pilot (Service Number 413117, aged 20) Buried Llantwit Major Cemetery, Sec. C. Grave 27

Sources:

1. Fallen Flyers: Tragedy in the Skies Over Wartime Gower (Wartime Record) Bryngold Books Ltd; First edition (1 May 2005) by Steven H. Jones
2. http://www.ggat.org.uk/timeline/pdf/Military%20Aircraft%20Crash%20Sites%20in%20Southeast%20Wales.pdf
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2717401/pearce,-russell-stanley/
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?6081&styleid=3
5. http://allspitfirepilots.org/aircraft/P8592
6. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p004.html
7. https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/russell-stanley-pearce


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Mar-2013 23:58 angels one five Added
16-Jul-2015 20:53 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
01-May-2019 19:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Jun-2020 17:56 rvargast17 Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]

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