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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 169601
Last updated: 30 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk IX
Owner/operator:421 (Red Indian) Sqn RCAF
Registration: MK235
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:The Channel, about 8 mi. off the English coast -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Tangmere, Sussex
Destination airport:
No. 421 Sqdn took off from Tangmere at 0730 to make its first routine patrol of the day over the Normandy Beachhead.
At about 0750 the pilot of Spitfire MK235 called up on the R/T to say that he had engine trouble and was turning back. Shortly after this the engine cut out completely and the aircraft went down in the Channel.

It is not clear exactly what occurred, but the pilot was sighted by two accompanying pilots floating face down in the water with his parachute open.
F/O Robert Wilton MURRAY (pilot) RCAF- killed


Spitfire production list (Contains incorrect details)
RAF Casualties-1944

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Revision history:

07-Sep-2014 20:10 angels one five Added
07-Sep-2014 20:13 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
07-Sep-2014 20:15 angels one five Updated [Nature]
07-Sep-2014 20:18 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
08-Sep-2014 03:34 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
25-May-2015 11:07 Opietz Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]

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