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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21957
Last updated: 23 August 2020
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Date:07-AUG-1940
Time:02:53
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:616 (South Yorkshire) Squadron Royal Air Force (616 (South Yorkshire) Sqn RAF)
Registration: R6696
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Lockington, 3 miles from RAF Leconfield, Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Leconfield, Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft dived into the ground and exploded during night flying practice.
Pilot:
P/O (82947) Robert Archer SMITH, RAFVR - killed.
R.I.P.

NB: The Spitfire Production list has F/O D.S.Smith as the pilot but this is incorrect. F/O Smith was wounded in action on 27/9/40 and died the following day.

Sources:

Spitfire production list
CWGC


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Aug-2008 11:28 Anon. Added
03-Aug-2008 23:14 Anon. Updated
28-Dec-2011 12:57 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Jan-2012 04:29 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport]
06-Nov-2012 00:26 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
07-Nov-2014 20:02 angels one five Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
07-Nov-2014 20:08 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
02-Jun-2015 10:43 Coumes Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
05-Dec-2019 19:38 angels one five Updated [Narrative]

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