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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230517
Last updated: 12 November 2019
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Date:26-JUN-1946
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF.XVI
Owner/operator:CGS Royal Air Force (CGS RAF)
Registration: TE229
C/n / msn: CBAF.4427
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hutton Cranswick, East Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Leconfield, East Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Leconfield, East Yorkshire
Narrative:
TE229: Spitfire LF.XVI (c/n. CBAF.4427) Delivered to the RAF at 9 MU Cosford 27-4-45. Issued to the CGS (Central Gunnery School) RAF 11-7-45. Written off 27-6-46 in a mid-air collision with Wellington BK214 (also of the CGS) dove into the ground and crashed in a wheat field at Hutton Cranswick, East Yorkshire. The pilot of the Spitfire TE229 - Flying Officer James Edward HARRISON (RAF 181799) - was killed. Struck Off Charge. All six crew on board Wellington BK214 also killed

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.37. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. The Indian Express 3 June 1946, p 5
3. "RAF Write-Offs 1946". Air-Britain Aeromiltaria. Air-Britain p. 93106. 1979
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p111.html
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2623690/harrison,-james-edward/
6. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?22330-460627-Unaccounted-Airmen-27-06-1946


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Nov-2019 00:47 Dr. John Smith Added
11-Nov-2019 00:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
12-Nov-2019 22:31 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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