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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 171559
Last updated: 28 October 2020
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Date:09-DEC-1943
Time:
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
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Rednal, Shropshire
Destination airport:RAF Rednal
Narrative:
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.
Crew:
P/O Jan Heilman-Rawicz, Polish Air Force, killed

Sources:

Spitfire production list
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/PolishHonourRollDatabaseSearch/?s=50&q=jan


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Revision history:

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

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