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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193490
Last updated: 8 November 2020
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Date:07-JUL-1952
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF.XVIe
Owner/operator:337 Sqn RHAF
Registration: TD246
C/n / msn: CBAF.4260
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gida, Thessaloniki -   Greece
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
TD246 Spitfire LFXVIe; Built by CBAF (Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory) with Merlin 266 engine. Delivered to the RAF at 19 MU St. Athan 4-4-45. Entered service with 443 Squadron 5-7-45. To 416 Squadron 29-7-45. Transferred to Royal Hellenic Air Force (RHAF) 25-3-49. To 337 Squadron, RHAF

Written off (destroyed) 7-7-52; collided with another Spitfire and fell to earth at Gida, Thessaloniki during a formation flight. Pilot: Pilot Officer Ioannis Tsamis (Aged 22). KIA.

Sources:

1. https://polemikiaeroporiahaf.blogspot.de/search/label/Supermarine%20Spitfire
2. http://aviationarchaeology.gr/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Supermarine-Spitfire-losses-in-Greece-1942-1953.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p110.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Feb-2017 21:05 TB Added
11-Feb-2017 08:51 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Nature, Source, Narrative]
02-Jan-2018 18:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
02-Jan-2018 18:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location]
04-Jun-2019 06:49 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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