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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157746
Last updated: 29 November 2020
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Date:22-JUL-1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb
Owner/operator:26 Squadron Royal Air Force (26 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W3314
C/n / msn: 1744
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:nr Old Alresford, Hampshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire
Destination airport:RAF Lee-on-Solent
Narrative:
Collided in the air with Spitfire BL638 of the same unit during an air exercise. Spitfire AA850 was also involved in this collision. All 3 pilots were killed.
The pilot of the 4th aircraft in the Flight reported seeing two Spitfires burning on the ground, and another falling with part of a wing missing.
Crew:
F/Lt (118.559) Harold William ADAMS (pilot) RAFVR - killed

Sources:

RAF Casualties-1944
Spitfire production list
cwgc


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jul-2013 04:10 angels one five Added
01-Aug-2013 20:00 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
10-Sep-2013 10:26 angels one five Updated [Operator, Location]
09-Jun-2015 06:05 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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