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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 90940
Last updated: 4 October 2020
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Date:10-JUL-1941
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:53 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (53 OTU RAF)
Registration: X4988
C/n / msn: 1408
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Llan Lane, Marcross, Vale of Glamorgan -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Destination airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Narrative:
Spitfire X4988 of 53 OTU, RAF stalled during practice dogfight and spun into the ground into a field adjoining Llan Lane Marcross, Vale of Glamorgan, 10th July 1941. Aircrft wrecked, declared Cat. E and SOC 22/7/41

Crew: Sgt Marion Arthur Plomteaux (pilot, Service Number R/54382, aged 23) RCAF (although from Albuquerque, New Mexico) - killed.

Sources:

1. Fallen Flyers: Tragedy in the Skies Over Wartime Gower (Wartime Record) Bryngold Books Ltd; First edition (1 May 2005) by Steven H. Jones
2. Glamorganshire Police reports for 1939-41. (Glam PRO; DCON/279/7)
3. http://www.ggat.org.uk/timeline/pdf/Military%20Aircraft%20Crash%20Sites%20in%20Southeast%20Wales.pdf
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p016.html
5. http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/02086.php
6. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2717404/plomteaux,-marion-arthur/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Dec-2012 15:56 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Jul-2015 20:24 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
07-May-2019 21:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-May-2019 10:42 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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