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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1742
Last updated: 22 October 2020
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Date:30-JUN-1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk IIIC
Owner/operator:1 PRU Royal Air Force (1 PRU RAF)
Registration: K9787
C/n / msn: 1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:English Channel -
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
K9787 was the very first production Spitfire and first flew on 14/5/38. Later converted to a PR Mk III.
Failed to return from a photo-recce sortie to Cherbourg and Le Havre.
Crew:
P/O (44672) Samuel BOWES (pilot) RAF - killed.

Samuel Bowes is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
R.I.P.


Sources:

Spitfire production list
cwgc


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Feb-2008 22:57 JINX Added
07-Sep-2011 20:54 angels one five Updated [Source, Narrative]
30-Dec-2011 06:15 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Narrative]
23-Jan-2012 01:44 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
10-Mar-2015 01:02 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
09-Jun-2015 17:11 Angel dick one Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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