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Spitfire Ia K9849 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire Ia K9849

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  14 Sep 39 Aircraft Name  Spitfire I Serial Number  K9849
Unit  41 Sqdn Operating Airfield   Country  UK
Aircrew details
Source Henk Welting's Database

National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/1518Pilot Officer J J H Copley: killed; Spitfire K9849, 41 Squadron; aircraft accident, 14 September 1939.C16359549

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Spitfire I K9849

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Pilot OfficerJohn James Hawke COPLEY (41258) Pilot Spitfire Ia K9849  AIR81/1518 1939-09-1441 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomNewton (St. Margaret) Churchya

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Related Posts in RAF Commands Forum

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How much for that Spitfire Mister?For what it's worth, on 30 December 1938, 41 Squadron commenced re-equipping with the Spitfire when the first two Mark I, K Series, aircraft arrived: K9831 and K9832. Two further machines, K9833 and K9835, arrived on 3 January 1939, followed by K9836 and K9837 on 5 January, K9838 and K9839 on 11 January, K9840 on 13 January, K9842 and K9844 on 16 January, K9845 on 17 January, K9846 and K9847 on 22 January, K9848, K9849 and K9850 on 26 January, and finally K9843, K9855 and K9890 on 4 February, completing a full complement of 20 aircraft. The Squadron's first five aircraft, K9831-33 and K9835-36, cost the Air Ministry £8,738 each. The subsequent 15, numbered K9837-K9840, K9842-K9850, K9855 and K9890 cost £5,696 each. The squadron’s re-equipment with all 20 aircraft therefore cost the princely sum of £129,130. By way of (very rough) comparison, today an AIM-9 Sidewinder Air to Air missile costs about USD$84,000 (Ref., which is, for the sake of argument, about GBP£42,000. So today, for that money, you'd get a total of three Sidewinders! Cheers Steve ....Read More.Steve Brew on 18th November 2007 07:41:57
Committee of Adjustment?Hello, This pilot must have been in 41 Squadron's Spitfire K9849 ? Alex ....Read More.Alex Smart on 2nd November 2008 08:39:00
41 Sq Spitfire forced landing before WW2,N.YorkshireHello Philip, Here are the 41 Sq details for Pre WW2. 1938 - nil 1939 30-01-39...K9831 - belly landing, became 1362M. 16-03-39...K9838 - lost wing, Eryholm, York, Sgt. George Verdun Serjeant ,the pilot killed. 30-03-39...K9855 - C/L to 1646M. 03-04-39...K9845 - belly landed became 1479M. 27-04-39...K9856 - Fire in flight Crash landed. 23-05-39...K9842 - Stalled in night landing. 08-06-39...K9837 - belly landed became 1628M. 18-07-39...K9888 - flew into hill Appleby, Cumb, pilot, Sgt. Mitchell killed. Next 41 Sq a/c was 14-09-39...K9849 - Pilot Officer James Copley was killed. All for now Alex ....Read More.Alex Smart on 22nd February 2012 08:31:53

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