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Spitfire IIa P8045 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire IIa P8045

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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
AIR81/8658Pilot Officer D M Steven: killed; aircraft accident, Spitfire P8045, 74 Squadron, 2 August 1941.C16924500

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Spitfire IIa P8045

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Pilot OfficerDouglas Mcdonald STEVEN (63834) Spitfire IIa P8045  Forum Post 1941-08-0274 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomEdinburgh (Corstorphine Hill)

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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. Many thanks, 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. 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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