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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206900
Last updated: 16 June 2020
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Date:01-MAR-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb
Owner/operator:122 (Bombay) Squadron Royal Air Force (122 (Bombay) Sqn RAF)
Registration: BL500
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Dent House Farm, about a mile northwest of Brignall, County Durh -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Plt Off Albert Lawrence Logan J/15102 RCAF, a 22-year-old pilot of 122 Sqn RAF, was killed on 1 March 1942 during a training flight. He was attempting to make a forced landing near Dent House Farm, Cross Lanes, to the south of Barnard Castle and about a mile northwest of Brignall, County Durham. His Spitfire Vb BL500 crashed in the attempted landing, killing the pilot. The reason for him being in the area is unknown but he was known to have a friendship with a Startforth girl. Following his death permission was granted for him to be buried at Startforth.

Albert Logan was from Beansville, Ontario, Canada. He worked for Beamsville Canadian Bank of Commerce prior to enlisting in Hamilton on 18th October 1940, and gained his Pilots Badge in Canada on 22nd April 1941 before going overseas the following month. He was commissioned in December 1940. He is buried in the Startforth (Holy Trinity) Churchyard in Yorkshire.

Sources:

http://www.neaviationresearch.org.uk/Losses/Losses-WWII1942.htm
http://www.aircrewremembrancesociety.com/raf1942/logan.html
http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/dales/bl500.html
http://www.spitfires.ukf.net/p023.htm
https://www.google.fr/maps/search/Brignall,+Barnard+Castle/data=!4m2!2m1!4b1?hl=fr&dg=dbrw&newdg=1


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Mar-2018 11:39 Laurent Rizzotti Added
23-Aug-2018 02:39 angels one five Updated [Location, Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 17:12 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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