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Last updated: 14 November 2020
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Date:24-SEP-1942
Time:10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb
Owner/operator:41 Squadron Royal Air Force (41 Sqn RAF)
Registration: AD574
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dundrum Bay, near Newcastle, County Down -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Eglinton, Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
Destination airport:RAF Eglinton
Narrative:
On 24 September, 1942, 'B' Flight of No. 41 Squadron was assigned the task of acting as the "enemy aircraft" in a naval exercise involving shipping and landing craft in the Irish Sea off Newcastle, County Down.
During an "attack" on these ships one of the Spitfires (coded EB-H) clipped the top of a swell with one wing tip during a low turn and crashed in the sea.

Sgt (1317677) Russel Edwin George Oxenham RAFVR - killed.
R.I.P.

Sources:

'Blood, Sweat and Valour-41 Squadron RAF 1942-1945' by Steve Brew, pub. by Fonthill Media Limited.
CWGC


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2013 22:18 angels one five Added
06-Jun-2015 21:04 Angel dick one Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Jul-2019 02:02 angels one five Updated [Narrative]

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