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Last updated: 16 June 2020
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Date:29-MAR-1942
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Vb
Owner/operator:402 (City of Winnipeg) Sqn RCAF
Registration: BL989
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bristol Channel, 5 miles west of Helwick Lightship, off Worms Head -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Colerne, Wiltshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Spitfire Mk.Vb BL989: Delivered to RAF at 37 MU 25-2-42. Issued to 402 (City of Winnipeg) Squadron, RAF Colerne, Wiltshire 8-3-42 as "AE-J". Written off (destroyed) when engine failed, and aircraft crashed into Bristol Channel, 5 miles west of Helwick Lightship, off Worms Head, Gower, Swansea, Glamorgan 29-3-42. Pilot - Flight Sgt Lloyd George Elliott, RCAF (Service number R/80244) - was rescued, but died later the same day. SOC 31-3-42

Sources:

1. Halley, J J, 2006, Royal Air Force Aircraft BA100 to BZ999, page 77
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p025.html
3. http://www.ggat.org.uk/timeline/pdf/Military%20Aircraft%20Crash%20Sites%20in%20Southeast%20Wales.pdf
4. https://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/515478/details/supermarine-spitfire-vb-bl989
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1269549/elliott,-lloyd-george/
6. http://www.rwrwalker.ca/RAF_owned_BK100.html
7. http://allspitfirepilots.org/pilots/804
8. https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/1269549


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-May-2019 15:53 Dr. John Smith Added
12-May-2019 15:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
15-May-2019 07:39 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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