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Last updated: 14 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:64 Squadron Royal Air Force (64 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1052
C/n / msn: 267
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dunkerque, Pas de Calais, Hauts-de-France -   France
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Hornchurch, Essex
Destination airport:
L1052: Spitfire Mk.Ia (c/n 267). First Flown 10-7-39. Delivered to the RAF at 9 MU RAF Cosford 13-7-39. Issued to 611 Squadron 9-9-39. This aircraft was damaged whilst taxying fast downwind on the airfield at RAF Digby at 14:35 hours on 19-2-40. A gust of wind lifted the aircraft's tail when the pilot braked sharply, and the aircraft tipped onto its nose. Pilot (Pilot Officer V.G.Penney) was unhurt. Transferred to 64 Squadron 17-4-40 after repairs.

Missing presumed shot down by Bf109s over Dunkerque, Pas de Calais, Hauts-de-France 29-5-40. According to the official Air Ministry file into the incident (File AIR 81/664): "Spitfire L1052 lost in air operations over the Dunkirk area, France, 29 May 1940. Squadron Leader E G Rogers: missing presumed dead"

Crew of Spitfire L1052:
Squadron Leader Eric George Rogers (pilot, Service Number 37212, aged 24) - was posted 29/05/40 as Missing In Action, presumed Killed In Action.

As no trace of the pilot or his aircraft was ever found, he is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J Halley, Air Brtian, 1978 p 5)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/664:

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Revision history:

24-Jul-2013 04:16 JINX Added
01-Aug-2013 20:28 Nepa Updated [Operator]
01-May-2018 19:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Aug-2019 19:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]

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