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Last updated: 15 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 Ia
Owner/operator:54 Squadron Royal Air Force (54 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P9389
C/n / msn: 572
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:School Lane, Kingsdown, near Dover, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Hornchurch, Essex
Destination airport:
P9389: Spitfire Ia (c/no.572) First Flown 5-3-40. Delivered to the RAF at 9 MU Cosford 9-3-40. Issued to 54 Squadron 19-4-40 as "KL-A". Shot down by a Bf 109, and crashed at School Lane, Kingsdown near Dover, Kent. Pilot - Pilot Officer Charles Stewart (New Zealander) - abandoned aircraft and parachuted safely to earth 24-8-40; Struck Off Charge 6-9-40.

Pilot Officer Stewart was slightly injured, and posted as "non effective sick" until 11 September 1940, when he rejoined 54 Squadron, at RAF Catterick, North Yorkshire.


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft P1000-P9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1978)
5. Men of The Battle of Britain: A Biographical Dictionary of The Few By Kenneth G. Wynn

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Revision history:

08-Oct-2019 18:05 Dr. John Smith Added
10-Oct-2019 16:35 juza7 Updated [Operator]

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