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Last updated: 12 July 2020
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Date:13-JUN-1944
Time:17:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk IX
Owner/operator:416 (City of Oshawa) Sqn RCAF
Registration: MJ824
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Normandy Beachhead, north of Caen -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:ALG B.2, northeast of Bayeux
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The Wing Leader of 127 Wing, RAF, was leading two squadrons of the wing in a patrol over the Normandy Beachhead, taking off from the Advanced Landing Ground known as B.2.

At about 1730 the Wing Leader, who was flying a Spitfire of 416 Squadron, led the squadron on a heading which inadvertently brought them into conflict with 421 Squadron at about 1,200 feet and just under the cloud base.

The Wingco's Spitfire collided almost head on with a Spitfire of 421 Sqdn, NH415, and both aircraft broke up in the air, with MJ824 reportedly disintegrating.
Crew:
W/Cdr Lloyd Vernon CHADBURN DSO, DFC and Bar (pilot) RCAF - killed




Sources:

Spitfire production list
CWGC
http://www3.sympatico.ca/angels_eight/421black.html


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Sep-2014 21:44 angels one five Added
07-Sep-2014 22:08 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
24-May-2015 20:12 Iwosh Updated [Time, Operator]
24-May-2015 20:14 Iwosh Updated [Narrative]

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