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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 170611
Last updated: 6 November 2020
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Date:26-JAN-1943
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk II
Owner/operator:52 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (52 OTU RAF)
Registration: P8208
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:River Severn, nr the Severn Bridge -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Aston Down, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:RAF Aston Down
Narrative:
Spitfire P8208 collided with P8207 during an air gunnery practice flight.
P8208 crashed in the River Severn and its pilot lost his life.
P8207 was repaired and served on until it was SOC on 25/1/45.
P8208 was salvaged at some point and is reported to be in storage in the UK. It has been allotted the civil registration
G-RRFF.
Pilot:
Sgt (R/131567) Eldon Howard CALDWELL RCAF - killed. R.I.P.


Sources:

Spitfire production list
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_surviving_Supermarine_Spitfires
cwgc


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2014 07:23 angels one five Added
24-Oct-2014 07:30 angels one five Updated [Total fatalities]
18-Jun-2015 07:58 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Aug-2018 06:11 angels one five Updated [Narrative]

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