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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 229811
Last updated: 18 June 2020
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Date:09-APR-1943
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:57 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (57 OTU RAF)
Registration: P8528
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nr Weldon Bridge, Northumberland, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Stn Eshott, Northumberland
Destination airport:RAF Stn Eshott
Narrative:
Spitfire P8528 was a presentation aircraft named 'Township of Shipley'.
It crashed after hitting power cables whilst low flying.
Struck off Charge.
The pilot was killed in the crash.

He was P/O Michel Paul Benoit Louis Beve de Mervergnies, (1299972) RAFVR, age 19.
R.I.P.

Michel P.B.L. Beve de Mervergnies was initially buried at Brookwood Cemetery on 15/4/43, then re-interred at Cointe Sclession, Belgium on 29/10/49.

Sources:

RAF Commands Forum.
Spitfire production list.


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Oct-2019 18:02 angels one five Added
02-Nov-2019 08:50 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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