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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230113
Last updated: 28 October 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb
Owner/operator:17 SFTS Royal Air Force (17 SFTS RAF)
Registration: BM316
C/n / msn: CBAF.
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Manthorpe, 3 miles SW of Bourne, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Harlaxton, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
BM316: Spitfire Vb: Delivered to the RAF at 45 MU 27-3-42. Issued to 485 (New Zealand) Squadron 2-6-42. Transferred to 611 (West Lancashire) Squadron 8-7-42. To 111 Squadron 2-8-42, thence to 421 (Canadian) Squadron 6-2-43, and 416 (Canadian) Squadron 23-5-43. To 401 (Canadian) Squadron 1-6-43. Packard Merlin 45M engine installation at HAL (Heston Aircraft Ltd) 12-11-43. Transferred to USAAF 10-5-44. Returned to the RAF and delivered to 17 SFTS 12-10-44.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when engine cut and aircraft belly landed near Manthorpe, 3 miles South West of Bourne Lincolnshire 25-9-45. Not repaired, recat E and Struck Off Charge 4-10-45

Note that there are TWO places in Lincolnshire called "Manthorpe". One near Grantham, Kesteven District. Spitfire BM316 crashed at the "other" Manthorpe - a small village in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It lies 0.5 miles (0.8 km) east from the A6121, 3 miles (5 km) south-west from Bourne and 6 miles (10 km) north-east from Stamford at approximate co ordinates 52.731N 0.415W


1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. pp.8. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.

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Revision history:

21-Oct-2019 23:15 Dr. John Smith Added
21-Oct-2019 23:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
21-Oct-2019 23:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
24-Oct-2019 23:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport]
28-Oct-2019 08:50 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]

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