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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 225085
Last updated: 18 June 2020
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Date:16-JAN-1943
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk II
Owner/operator:53 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (53 OTU RAF)
Registration: P8396
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cross Farm, St Hilary, Cowbridge, Glamorgan, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Spitfire P8396 'Bermuda II' collided with Spitfire X4067 'Hissar II' piloted by Sgt G.A Kemp, while in formation over Cross Farm, St Hilary, Cowbridge, Glamorgan, on 16th January 1943. Pilot of Spitfire P9396 killed; baled out of aircraft over Bristol Channel 1 mile S of St.Athan.

Crew: Pilot Officer Roger Nicholas Franklin (Pilot, South African) (Service Number 127956) - killed. Buried Llantwit Major Cemetery, Sec. C. Grave 37.

Sources:

1. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p007.html
2. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2717377/franklin,-roger-nicholas/
3. http://www.ggat.org.uk/timeline/pdf/Military%20Aircraft%20Crash%20Sites%20in%20Southeast%20Wales.pdf
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?7775&styleid=3
5. http://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/19727
6. http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/11345.php


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-May-2019 19:59 Dr. John Smith Added
25-May-2019 11:43 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]

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