|57 OTU Spit's or not?||Hi all,
I'm trawling through my list of 57 OTU Spitfire crashes and have come up with the following serials for which I need clarification:
Supermarine Spitfire II P7583 57 O.T.U. Eshott
Aircraft undershot its landing it then hit a fence and crash-landed at Eshott.
Supermarine Spitfire IIA P8015 57 O.T.U. Eshott
Aircraft was in the circuit when the engine failed and the pilot then ditched the aircraft in the sea 1 mile north of Boulmer, Northumberland.
Supermarine Spitfire IIA P8608 57 O.T.U. Eshott
Aircraft collided on ground with Master N8044 at Eshott.
My records show P8608 & P8015 never served with 57 OTU, whilst P7583 does not appear to be a Spitfire serial.
Any ideas? Also does anyone have pilot names for these incidents?
Jim ....Read More.||JimCorbett1977 on 5th June 2009 07:42:20|
|57 OTU Spit's or not?||Hello Jim,
Spitfire IIa P7538
57 OTU 24-3-43 Undershot wheels -up landing, struck fence, Eshott 14-8-44 CE 16-8-44.
Spitfire IIa P8017
57 OTU 8-4-42 FACB 25-6-42 ros. Engine failed, into the sea near Boulmer CE 5-1-44.
Spitfire IIa P8608
No joy. Shown as on stength of 52 OTU, which could be a typo.
Col. ....Read More.||COL BRUGGY on 5th June 2009 10:54:53|
|57 OTU Spit's or not?||Hi Jim,
RAF serials by Air Britain shows P8608 with 266/123/57 OTU struck of charge 20.12.44
Pavel ....Read More.||CZ_RAF on 5th June 2009 11:29:52|
|57 OTU Spit's or not?||Thank you both for your replies, I thought they could have been typing errors.
Pavel - does Air Britain give the dates P8608 was taken on charge by each of the units?
Jim ....Read More.||JimCorbett1977 on 6th June 2009 03:44:14|
|57 OTU Spit's or not?||Jim,
Here is the spitfires.ukf.net entry for P8608 in full (with typo!)
Spitfire IIa CBAF MXII 38 MU 12-6-41 266S 4-7-41 123S 16-9-41 61 OTU Air collision with P8539 crashed Bomere Heath, Salop CAC 10-9-42 52 OTU 29-1-43 SOC 20-12-44
Col. ....Read More.||COL BRUGGY on 6th June 2009 04:48:07|