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Date:16-AUG-1940
Time:17:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:234 (Madras Presidency) Squadron Royal Air Force (234 (Madras Presidency) Sqn RAF)
Registration: X4016
C/n / msn: 941
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nr Whitwell, Isle of Wight -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Middle Wallop
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Shot down into the sea during combat off Portsmouth.
F/O F.H.P. Conner baled out unhurt and was rescued by an RN motor launch.

Sources:

Battle in The Skies over the Isle of Wight
H J T Leal
Isle of Wight County Press. 1988


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Jan-2010 04:37 John Baker Added
22-Feb-2011 05:57 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Damage, Narrative]
28-Dec-2011 13:05 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Dec-2011 13:08 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
15-Jan-2012 13:33 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator, Source]
06-Nov-2012 01:47 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]

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