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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160135
Last updated: 7 June 2020
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Date:10-MAR-1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:616 (South Yorkshire) Squadron Royal Air Force (616 (South Yorkshire) Sqn RAF)
Registration: P7662
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wiston, West Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Tangmere, Sussex
Destination airport:RAF Tangmere
Narrative:
On the 10th of March 1941 616 Squadron participated in its first Wing Fighter Sweep over France.
No Luftwaffe opposition was encountered, but on the return flight one of the Spitfires crashed
and was destroyed at Wiston, West Sussex.
P7662 was SOC 21/3/41. Total flying hours 32:40.

Sgt Ben Bingley (24) RAFVR, killed in a flying accident.
R.I.P.
Ben Bingley is buried in Tangmere (St Andrew) Churchyard.

Sources:

Spitfire production list
RAF Casualties-1941
'South Yorkshire's Own, The Story of 616 Squadron' by Ken Delve and Graham Pitchfork, pub. Doncaster Books


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Sep-2013 01:45 angels one five Added
06-Sep-2013 21:45 angels one five Updated [Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
02-Jun-2015 10:47 Coumes Updated [Operator, Departure airport]

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