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Last updated: 16 June 2020
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Date:18-SEP-1947
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVIII
Owner/operator:FCCRS Royal Air Force (FCCRS RAF)
Registration: TP454
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Between Bournemouth & Boscombe Piers, Bournemouth, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Bournemouth Airport, Hurn (EGHH)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Destroyed 18 September 1947 when crashed into the sea between Bournemouth and Boscombe Pires. Crashed during into the English Channel during a flying exhibition/display. He was performing a final victory roll in a Spitfire Mk XVIII at the request of a child in the crowds lining the seafront and raising money for the RAF charity. Canadian pilot Flt Lt. Green (sole person on board) killed. According to the following press report (see link #3):

"Also on the East Cliff, can be found another memorial, a plaque in memory of Flt Lt John ‘Butch’ Green DFC, who died while when his Spitfire crashed into the sea between Bournemouth and Boscombe piers in 1947."

Flight Lieutenant J H Green is buried in the Brookwood Military Cemetery.

Sources:

1. El Informador 19 September 1947, p 16
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1985 p.49)
3. http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/hancrash.html
4. http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9870546.Remembering_fallen_pilots/
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p113.html
6. http://www.49squadron.co.uk/personnel_index/detail/Green_JH


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2016 18:16 TB Added
06-May-2017 19:37 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-May-2017 19:42 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Oct-2018 16:31 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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