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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161523
Last updated: 3 November 2020
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Date:10-APR-1941
Time:17:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:74 (Tiger) Squadron Royal Air Force (74 (Tiger) Sqn RAF)
Registration: P7854
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Manston, Kent, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Manston, Kent
Destination airport:RAF Manston
Narrative:
The pilot had just shot down an Me.109 in a battle in the Folkstone area.

On return to base he attempted a ' Victory Roll ' over the airfield.
Control was lost during the slow roll and the Spitfire spun into the ground and exploded in flames.

P/O Peter Chesters RAFVR, killed in a flying accident.
R.I.P.
Peter Chesters is buried in Southend-on-Sea (Sutton Rd) Cemetery.

Sources:

Spitfire production list
RAF Casualties-1941


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Oct-2013 23:21 angels one five Added
18-Oct-2013 23:22 angels one five Updated [Date, Narrative]
02-Jun-2015 15:30 King Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport]

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