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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160053
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:27-OCT-1940
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:609 (West Riding) Squadron Royal Air Force (609 (West Riding) Sqn RAF)
Registration: P9503
C/n / msn: 646
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near RAF Upavon, Salisbury Plain -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Middle Wallop, Hampshire
Destination airport:RAF Middle Wallop
Narrative:
The pilot was flying the Spitfire Mark I on October 27, 1940, when a German plane shot a hole in his oil tank. Unsure he could land safely, he bailed and the aircraft crashed in Wiltshire.
P/O Paul Baillon survived but was killed a month later during a dogfight with the Luftwaffe over France. He is buried at Bayeux.
The wreckage of the plane was excavated in the year 2013.


Sources:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2411551/Spitfire-shot-Salisbury-Plain-Luftwaffe-70-years-ago-dug-Iraq-Afghanistan-veterans.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Sep-2013 17:01 gerard57 Added
27-Mar-2015 01:15 angels one five Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
30-Apr-2015 06:01 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
01-Jun-2015 14:40 Opietz Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport]

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