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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193050
Last updated: 16 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:66 Squadron Royal Air Force (66 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P7843
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel, five miles west the Lizard -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
While on patrol on 24 January 1942, two pilots of 66 Sqn RAF collided five miles west the Lizard and crashed into the sea. Flt Sgt Robert McGarvey Taylor R60109 (RCAF) aged 26 from Calgary, Alberta, in Spitfire IIa P8430, and Sgt John Francis Hubbard 1189181 RAFVR, in Spitfire IIa P7843 (a presentation aircaft, called ’ALDERGROVE’), were both killed and are commemorated on Runnymede Memorial. In the ORB Hubbard is not listed as having undertaken any operational flying. He had only joined 66 Sqn on 7 January (posted in from 52 OTU).



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24-Jan-2017 12:23 Laurent Rizzotti Added

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