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Last updated: 23 September 2020
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Date:17-OCT-1940
Time:c.
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron Royal Air Force (603 (City of Edinburgh) Sqn RAF)
Registration: P7350
C/n / msn: CBAF.14
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Hastings, East Sussex, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hornchurch, Haveringham, Essex, UK
Destination airport:RAF Hornchurch, Haveringham, Essex, UK
Narrative:
The aircraft was shot down, when in combat with a Messerschmitt bf 109, during the Battle of Britain. The pilot Ludwik Martel, although sustaining serious shrapnel injuries to his body and legs, managed to successfully carry out a forced landing in a field outside Hastings, East Sussex.
The aircraft was recovered, repaired and returned to service.
The aircraft is now one of the six Spitfires flying with the 'Battle of Britain Memorial Flight'.

Sources:

http://www.warbirdregistry.org/spitregistry/spitfire-p7350.html
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wipeoutdave/32042957782/
https://www.aviationclassics.co.uk/p7s-new-colours/


Images:

Photo of P7350 courtesy AirHistory.net


Glasgow - Prestwick (EGPK / PIK)
4 September 2016; (c) Ian Howat


RAF Waddington (EGXW), Lincolnshire, UK. - Air Show, 7th June 1980

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Aug-2020 18:16 Peter Clarke Added
08-Aug-2020 20:00 Yarbi Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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