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Last updated: 17 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 II
Owner/operator:53 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (53 OTU RAF)
Registration: P8508
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sea, 5 miles south of Porthcawl, Glamorgan, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Destination airport:
This Spitfire was built by Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory and, at time of loss, was assigned to 53 OTU (Operational Training Unit), RAF Llandow. The aircraft crashed into the sea 5 miles South of Porthcawl, Glamorgan, on 10th September 1942, killling the pilot, Flight Sgt Walter G. MOORE (Service Number 1109733, aged 22). The pilot's body was never recovered, and his name is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 75.


1. Halley, J J, 1996, Royal Air Force Aircraft P1000 to R9999, page 78

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Revision history:

14-May-2019 20:16 Dr. John Smith Added
25-May-2019 11:39 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
03-Jul-2019 01:41 angels one five Updated [Cn, Narrative]
08-Oct-2019 02:46 angels one five Updated [Location, Nature]

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