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Spitfire Ia  L1047 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire Ia  L1047

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 01 Oct 39 Aircraft Name Spitfire Ia Serial Number L1047
Unit 603 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
Source Henk Welting's Database

National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/1561Flying Officer J A B Somerville: killed; Spitfire L1047, 603 Squadron; aircraft accident, 1 October 1939.C16359477

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Spitfire Ia L1047

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flying OfficerJames Alexander Brownlie SOMERVILLE (90196) Pilot Spitfire Ia L1047   1939-10-01603 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomEdinburgh (Corstorphine Hill)

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Spitfire L1059The answer apparently is no. L1059 landed on top of L1047 on 1st October 1939 and was packed off to AST Hamble for rebuild. It was then issued direct to 266 and did not return to 603. i The full story of the acciident is in David Ross's excellent "The Greatest Squadron of Them All" cheers peter ....Read More.PeterColwill on 27th October 2012 06:34:49
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