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Spitfire IIa P7551 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Spitfire IIa P7551


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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  26 Nov 41 Aircraft Name  Spitfire IIa Serial Number  P7551
Unit  74 Sqdn Operating Airfield   Country  UK/Sea ?
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Source Henk Welting's Database

National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/8949Sergeant J M Coxon: killed; aircraft accident at RAF Acklington, Spitfire P7551, 74 Squadron, 9 September 1941.C16924791

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Spitfire IIa P7551

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantJames Metcalfe COXON (1290143) Pilot Spitfire IIa P7551  AIR81/8949 1941-09-0974 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomSouth Shields (Harton) Cemeter
Pilot OfficerArthur WILLIAMS (J/4560) Pilot Spitfire IIa P7551   1941-11-2674 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomPembroke Dock (Llanion) Cemete


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P/O Douglas McDonald Steven (63834)Hello Jim, My take of P/O Steven's demise. Ian Following weather tests, practise flying was cleared for the afternoon of the 2nd and lead to a tragic event. Sgt Philip Dales (P7551) together with two other experience pilots, Sgt Ron York and Sgt Ingle, each paired with one of the new Officer pilots to perform a formation exercise at 15:00. P/O Douglas Steven was Philipís wingman as the formation slowly clawed its way in a climbing turn to 25,000ft. At altitude P/O Steven in P8045 began to fly erratically, then slipped out of formation. Frantic calls over the r/t were to no avail and the Spitfire entered a spin, which continued until impacting the ground some 16 miles SW of Acklington, near Wallington Hall, Cambo; an 18th century house of the Trevelyan family. The luckless pilot was killed instantly, having deemed to lapse into unconsciousness due to oxygen failure. P/O Stevenís body was recovered and returned to his native Scotland for Burial in Edinburgh. ....Read More.ian94avenge on 10th July 2012 02:18:36


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