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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157748
Last updated: 12 October 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: BL638
C/n / msn:
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:
This Spitfire was destroyed in a mid-air collision when 2 other pilots of the same unit made an unauthorised mock attack on the other two Spitfires of their Flight during an air exercise.
The pilot of BL638 was exonerated from any blame for the collision.
Crew:
F/Sgt (948182) John George Lawrence HUGHES (pilot) RAFVR - killed.

Sources:

RAF Casualties-1944
Spitfire production list
cwgc


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jul-2013 04:35 angels one five Added
01-Aug-2013 20:02 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
10-Sep-2013 10:29 angels one five Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
09-Jun-2015 05:59 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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