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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155782
Last updated: 21 April 2020
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Date:13-AUG-1943
Time:12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:CGS Royal Air Force (CGS RAF)
Registration: P7530
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Stallode Fen, near Lakenheath Village, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Sutton Bridge
Narrative:
Spitfire P7530 of the Central Gunnery School lost a wing and span into the ground after colliding with a Wellington bomber of the same unit during a training exercise.
Both aircraft crashed and all on board were killed.
Crew:
F/Lt (J/1390) Harry Curd BENNETT (pilot) RCAF - killed.

Sources:

http://www.sweffling.freeserve.co.uk/bennett.htm
RAF Casualties-1943.
CWGC


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-May-2013 22:28 angels one five Added
05-May-2013 22:45 angels one five Updated [Other fatalities, Narrative]
18-Jun-2015 17:08 Angel dick one Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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