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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163303
Last updated: 14 November 2019
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Date:07-JAN-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:504 (County of Nottingham) Squadron Royal Air Force (504 (County of Nottingham) Sqn RAF)
Registration: P7823
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Derrymacash, NW of Lurgan, County Down, Ireland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Kirkistown, County Down
Destination airport:RAF Kirkistown
Narrative:
P7823 was a presentation aircraft named 'Down', paid for with money raised by the Belfast Telegraph Spitfire Fund.
On Wednesday, 7th of January, 1942, the Spitfire was wrecked when it dived into the ground during a routine flight.
Pilot:
P/O (J/5469) Walter Bartholemew McManus RCAF - killed.
R.I.P.

Sources:

http://www.aircrewremembered.com/mcmanus-walter.html
CWGC


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04-Jun-2015 15:45 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
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