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Date:24-AUG-1940
Time:day
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
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hornchurch, Essex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft P1000-P9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1978)
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p008.html
3. http://aircrewremembered.com/stewart-charles.html
4. https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/al-deeres-spitfire-54-sqn-raf-bob.39560/
5. Men of The Battle of Britain: A Biographical Dictionary of The Few By Kenneth G. Wynn
6. https://www.southendtimeline.com/19351946thewaryears.htm


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Revision history:

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

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