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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: P8133
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ham House, 1 mile South of Llantwit Major, Glamorgan, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Destination airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Spitfire Mk.IIa P8133, 53 OTU, RAF: Written off (destroyed) when the aircraft spun into the ground at Ham House, 1 mile south of Llantwit Major, Glamorgan, on 25th April 1942. Pilot killed.

Crew: Pilot Officer George Hepburn Morrice (pilot) (Service Number 115394, aged 21) RAFVR - killed. Buried Edinburgh
(Warriston) Cemetery, Edinburgh, Lothian

As a post-script, the following is an excerpt from the "Glamorgan Evening Mail"of 18-1-2006 (see link #5):

"Of the many incidents reported, the strangest must be that of Graham Havard, who as a young boy witnessed the demise of Spitfire P8133 that crashed on April 25, 1942 near Llantwit Major. He now lives in a house that was built over the crash site. I just hope the ghost of the dead pilot doesn’t haunt the site on a dark night!"


1. Halley, J J, 1996, Royal Air Force Aircraft P1000 to R9999, p. 70
6. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/21/W1225:

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Revision history:

08-Aug-2014 03:32 angels one five Added
08-Aug-2014 03:36 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
16-Jul-2015 20:49 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-May-2019 18:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-May-2019 11:35 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Location, Source]

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