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Date:12-OCT-1940
Time:16:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia
Owner/operator:41 Squadron Royal Air Force (41 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P9512
C/n / msn: 654
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Glebe Road, Hornchurch, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hornchurch, Essex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Spitfire Mk.1a P9512: First Flown 23 April 1940. Delivered to the RAF at 12 MU 4 May 1940. Issued to 249 Squadron 20 May 1940. To 610 (County of Chester) Squadron 7 July 1940. C2 damaged on combat operations 14 July 1940. To AST (Airwork Service Training) for C3 operations repairs. To 41 Squadron, 27 September 1940 as EB-K

At 16:40 hrs on Saturday October 12, 1940, Spitfire, P9512, being flown by Sergeant John McAdam, 41 Squadron, suffered engine failure on take off and crashed at Globe Road, Hornchurch, Essex. The pilot, already shot down twice during the Battle of Britain, was unhurt but the Spitfire was a write off.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft P1000-P9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1978 p 53)
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p009.html
3. http://www.nwamuseum.co.uk/WESTESSEXcrashesMishaps3WW2.pdf
4. After The Battle, Issued 124: https://www.afterthebattle.com/store/index.php?id_product=129&controller=product
5. http://nwamuseum.co.uk/IncidentsWestEssexto2000-1.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-May-2019 23:22 Dr. John Smith Added
30-May-2019 12:46 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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