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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163294
Last updated: 29 October 2020
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Date:22-MAY-1944
Time:
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: P7820
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lea Road Gainsborough Lincolnshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey
Narrative:
Spitfire P7820 was a presentation aircraft, " Parganas 1 ".
On the 22nd of May 1944, it collided in the air with Wellington bomber s/n BJ819 of No. 82 OTU.
The Spitfire crashed on to the railway line at Lea Road, Gainsborough Lincolnshire, and its pilot was killed.
Declared Cat. E and Struck Off Charge. To No. 2 Metal Produce Recovery Depot, Eaglescliffe, Stockton- on-Tees, 29/5/44 for scrapping.
Crew:
F/O (151.811) John SMITH (pilot) RAFVR - killed

Sources:

Spitfire production list RAF Kirtonin indsey 53 O.T.U. OPERATIONS Record Book and Bomber County Aviation Resource (bcar). The wellinton crashed at Sturton which bcar says is in Notts, but this quite likely to be Sturton by Stow in Lincs, but unable to confirm this.
RAF Casualties-1944
cwgc


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Jan-2014 08:27 angels one five Added
16-Jan-2014 08:28 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
10-Mar-2015 02:24 angels one five Updated [Source, Narrative]
09-Jun-2015 06:33 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
22-May-2020 08:39 Pat Horton Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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