ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 171559
Last updated: 28 October 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Va
Owner/operator:61 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (61 OTU RAF)
Registration: P8237
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rhos-Fach Farm, southwest of Oswestry, Shropshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:RAF Rednal, Shropshire
Destination airport:RAF Rednal
Spitfire P8237 first flew in early May 1941 as a Mark IIa. It was converted in September 1941 to a Mark Va by the installation of a Merlin 45 engine.

On the 9th of December, 1943 this aircraft was wrecked when it crashed on high ground near Oswestry during a training flight. The pilot was killed.
P/O Jan Heilman-Rawicz, Polish Air Force, killed


Spitfire production list

Related books:

Revision history:

24-Nov-2014 02:16 angels one five Added
18-Jun-2015 17:48 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description