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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202313
Last updated: 27 August 2020
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Date:29-NOV-1940
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia
Owner/operator:152 (Hyderabad) Squadron Royal Air Force (152 (Hyderabad) Sqn RAF)
Registration: R6907
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Field Grove, near Durweston, north of Blandford, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 29 November 1940, the Spitfire IA R6907 of 152 Sqn crashed into woodland at Field Grove, near Durweston, north of Blandford, Dorset. The pilot, Pilot Officer John Woodward Allan, is thought to have fainted through lack of oxygen and was killed in the crash.

In 1978 a granite memorial was placed at the crash site, replacing a plaque on the trunk of a tree hit by the plane.

This Spitfire had been delivered on 9 July 1940 and was accepted by 152 Sqn on 19 August. It was officially struck of charge on 16 January 1941.

Sources:

https://www.aerosociety.com/Assets/Docs/About_Us/Branches/Dorset%20Aviation%20Past%20and%20Present.pdf
http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?1518-P-O-John-Frederick-Woodward-Allen-KOAS-29-11-1940
http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p010.html
http://www.whataddress.co.uk/postcode/dt11-0dy


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Nov-2017 16:02 Laurent Rizzotti Added
15-Feb-2018 08:24 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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