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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 2590
Last updated: 26 October 2020
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Date:30-JUN-1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Va
Owner/operator:61 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (61 OTU RAF)
Registration: L1061
C/n / msn: 276
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Irish Sea off the Wirral, Cheshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Rednal, Shropshire
Destination airport:RAF Rednal
Narrative:
L1061 was built as a Mark I and first flew on 15/7/39.
Converted to a Mark Va by the installation of a R-R Merlin 45 engine by AST late in 1942.
Destroyed when it dived into the sea off the Wirral, Cheshire. Cat. E and written off the books.

W/O (R/117257) Arthur Cameron LEADBEATER RCAF - killed.
R.I.P.

Sources:

Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999
Spitfire production list.
RAF Casualties-1944.
CWGC


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Feb-2008 01:44 JINX Added
25-Aug-2011 17:59 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
25-Aug-2011 18:03 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
28-Dec-2011 12:41 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Narrative]
18-Mar-2013 01:17 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Aug-2013 02:09 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
15-Aug-2013 07:23 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
08-Sep-2014 04:35 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
09-Jun-2015 06:22 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
28-Aug-2019 20:25 angels one five Updated [Narrative]

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