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Last updated: 13 September 2020
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Date:19-JUN-1940
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:19 Squadron Royal Air Force (19 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1031
C/n / msn: 245
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:RAF Newmarket, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
L1031: Spitfire Mk.Ia (c/no. 245) First Flown 23-6-39. Issued to the RAF 19 Squadron 29-6-39.Damaged on combat operations 26-5-40. According to the official Air Ministry file into the incident (File AIR 81/594): "Pilot Officer M D Lyne: injured; Spitfire L1031 damaged in air operations, 27 May 1940". Force landed at RAF Newmarket, Suffolk after being hit by return fire from a Heinkel 111

Repaired and returned to service with 222 Squadron 3-9-40. To 58 OTU 5-2-41. FACB 10-2-41. To Airwork Service Training and Converted to Spitfire Va (with Merlin 45 engine). To 57 OTU 28-7-41. Airwork Service Training Engineering 6-8-41. To 332 (Norwegian) Squadron as 'AH-S' 7-2-42. To 164 Squadron 22-4-42; struck Spitfire P7498 on ground Skaebrae 14-8-42. To 61 OTU 21-6-43. FACB 8-7-43. 1 CRU 15-7-43. Written off (damaged beyond repair) when u/c jammed and belly landed at Kidlington 10-1-45, Struck Off Charge 25-1-45

Sources:

1. Air-Britain: Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1978 p 5)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/594: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14502286
3. Air Battle for Dunkirk: 26 May - 3 June 1940 By Norman Franks
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p002.html
5. http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/603/Marius-Eriksen.aspx

Spitfire L1031 when with 332 (Norwegian) Squadron, RAF at Catterick 21 April 1942 332 Squadron Spitfire AH-S L1031

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Jul-2013 01:08 JINX Added
01-Aug-2013 20:56 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
21-Aug-2013 21:42 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
02-Mar-2015 18:33 Lotos Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
29-Sep-2015 07:59 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
18-Aug-2019 23:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]

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