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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: P8527
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile south of Pontypool Road, Pontypool, Glamorgan, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Destination airport:
Spitfire P8527 was one of 1000 delivered to the RAF by Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory to contract 981687/39 between June and July 1941. Its service life included assignments with 610 (County of Chester), 616 (South Yorkshire), 315 (Polish), 266, and 124 Squadrons, before being issued on 5th June 1942 to 53 OTU, RAF Llandow, Glamorgan. The aircraft was destroyed when it dived into the ground 1 mile south of Pontypool Road, Pontypool, Glamorgan, on 24th August 1942. The pilot was killed.

Pilot: Sergeant Trevor Anthony Tate (Pilot, aged 20) (Service Number 1023722) - killed. Buried Morecambe And Heysham (Hale Carr) Cemetery, Morecambe, Lancashire, Plot Blue 'D'. Grave 55.


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

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Revision history:

14-May-2019 20:29 Dr. John Smith Added
14-May-2019 20:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Nature]
25-May-2019 11:38 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
08-Oct-2019 17:19 angels one five Updated [Cn, Location, Nature, Narrative]

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