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Spitfire IIa P8045
Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Date of Crash || 02 Aug 41 ||Aircraft Name || Spitfire IIa ||Serial Number || P8045 |
|Unit || 74 Sqdn ||Operating Airfield || ||Country || UK|
|Aircrew details || |
|Source|| Henk Welting's Database|
National Archives AIR81
|Citation ||AIR81 Casualty File Description ||Link |
|AIR81/8658||Pilot Officer D M Steven: killed; aircraft accident, Spitfire P8045, 74 Squadron, 2 August 1941.||C16924500|
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|P/O Douglas McDonald Steven (63834)||I'm seeking details of this pilots service history or any photos of him where possible. He was killed whilst flying Spitfire P8045 of 74 sqn on 02.08.41.
Jim Corbett ....Read More.||JimCorbett1977 on 9th July 2012 04:00:14|
|P/O Douglas McDonald Steven (63834)||Jim ,while at 74 Sqd this pilot was invovled in an earlier Prang before his fatal flight in P8045 City Of Worcester
Details are 22/7/42 ,Spitfire IIb, P8691, 74 Sqd, Acklington ,12.30 Hrs.Cat C , Training flt, Landed x-wind with drift
u/c collapsed ,A/C ROS.
bw phill jones ....Read More.||phill jones on 9th July 2012 05:50:14|
|P/O Douglas McDonald Steven (63834)||Hello Jim,
My take of P/O Steven's demise.
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|