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Last updated: 9 October 2020
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Date:05-SEP-1940
Time:15:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:41 Squadron Royal Air Force (41 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P9428
C/n / msn: 591
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Stevensons Farm, Nevendon -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hornchurch, Essex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Pilot S/L Hilary Richard Lionel Hood DFC RAF - missing, believed killed.

Spitfire P9428 was reported to have broken up in the air over Wickford.
Probably as the result of a collision with wreckage of F/L Websters aircraft, R6635, which in turn had collided with a Hurricane of No. 73 Sqdn.

Human remains along with a partially opened parachute were found and removed to a mortuary. These remains were probably those of Squadron-Leader Hood, but remarkably were never properly identified.
Squadron-Leader Hood DFC RAF has no known grave and is still listed as missing in action.

Spitfire P9428 wore the squadron code EB-R.
The aircraft was struck off charge on 13/9/40.



Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20050316104131/http://brew.clients.ch:80/CombatRpt41.htm
Spitfire production list.


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Feb-2011 12:21 ThW Added
09-Sep-2011 05:16 angels one five Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
12-Sep-2011 19:12 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
23-Nov-2011 03:47 angels one five Updated [Source, Narrative]
28-Dec-2011 13:19 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Source]
06-Nov-2012 20:56 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Source, Narrative]
24-Oct-2013 06:57 angels one five Updated [Time, Operator, Narrative]
06-Jun-2015 20:29 Angel dick one Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport]

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