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Spitfire IIa P7539
Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Date of Crash || 27 Oct 40 ||Aircraft Name || Spitfire II ||Serial Number || P7539 |
|Unit || 66 Sqdn ||Operating Airfield || ||Country || UK|
|Aircrew details || |
|Source|| Henk Welting's Database|
National Archives AIR81
|Citation ||AIR81 Casualty File Description ||Link |
|AIR81/3985||Pilot Officer J R Mather: killed; enemy action, Spitfire P7539, 66 Squadron, 27 October 1940.||C16688083|
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|Accidental Loss of Hurricane Mk 1 - 43 Squadron||[QUOTE=Toml;107165]The photograph on the internet of L.V.Toogood is the same photo in the Battle of Britain book and it is not confirmed that this photo is of Leonard.Over the years I have tried to trace any relations with no success.My last appeal is on the internet.I have already pinpointed the crash site of Hurricane L1963.Again the photo has a question mark on it.The full photograph shows this airman lying on a bed playing drafts.
55 Aircraft Accidents Research Group[/QUOTE]
I believe the pilot in the photo referred to above is actually Pilot Officer John Romney Mather of 66 Squadron, who was killed on the same date, flying Spitfire Mk IIa P7539.
Compare with the photo in the following link. P/O Mather is standing, second from the right.
[url]http://hildenboroughhistorysociety.weebly.com/john-romney-mather-spitfire-pilot.html[/url] ....Read More.||angelsonefive on 6th February 2015 03:40:27|