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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22084
Last updated: 30 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:65 Squadron Royal Air Force (65 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P9454
C/n / msn: 617
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tolhurst Farm, just South of Bewl Water, Tilehrst, Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex
Destination airport:
First Flown 6-4-40: Delivered to 8MU 8-4-40. Issued to 92 Squadron 4-6-40. Engine failed force-landed in Area of Crymlyn bog Coedffranc, near Swansea. Pilot, Pilot Officer Bartley safe 5-7-40. To 1 CRU for repairs. Issued to 65 Squadron (as FZ-W) 26-8-40.

Destroyed in air-to-air combat when shot down over Tolhurst Farm, just South of Bewl Water, Tilehurst, Sussex; pilot (Flying Officer J.T. Strang, New Zealander) bailed out over Mayfield, aircraft abandoned destroyed by fire 1-12-40 having caught fire in flight.



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Revision history:

03-Aug-2008 23:16 Anon. Added
30-Dec-2011 05:24 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
15-Jan-2012 14:26 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport]
24-Nov-2012 00:28 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Location]
28-Apr-2019 23:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
29-Apr-2019 08:27 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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