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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 159439
Last updated: 15 September 2020
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Date:23-APR-1943
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:53 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (53 OTU RAF)
Registration: P7607
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:High ground, near Adare Street, Gilfach Goch, Glamorgan, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Destination airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Narrative:
Spitfire P7607 (Mk.IIa) assigned to 53 OTU RAF Llandow. The aircraft hit the ground trying to recover from a dive mile west of Aberceredin School, Adare Street, Gilfach Goch, Glamorgan 23rd April 1943. (At approximate co ordinates 51.5963708 N, 3.478721 W). Destroyed By Fire on impact. The Norwegian Pilot Sgt J.M. Hals was killed.

Crew: Sergeant John Martin Hals RNoAF (Pilot, Norwegian)(Killed) Buried Bergen Solheim Cemetery

Sources:

1. Halley, J J, 1996, Royal Air Force Aircraft P1000 to R9999, page 68.
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p004.html
3. http://www.bridgendsheritage.co.uk/media/43452/memoriesofevanstownandgilfachgoch.pdf
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?6926-53-OTU-Spitfire-IIa-P7607-23rd-April-1943/page2&styleid=3
5. http://www.ggat.org.uk/timeline/pdf/Military%20Aircraft%20Crash%20Sites%20in%20Southeast%20Wales.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Aug-2013 17:29 angels one five Added
16-Jul-2015 20:15 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-May-2019 17:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-May-2019 10:39 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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