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Spitfire Va R7273
Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Date of Crash || 27 Aug 41 ||Aircraft Name || Spitfire V ||Serial Number || R7273 |
|Unit || 54 Sqdn ||Operating Airfield || ||Country || Sea|
|Aircrew details || |
|Source|| Henk Welting's Database|
National Archives AIR81
|Citation ||AIR81 Casualty File Description ||Link |
|AIR81/8612||Sergeant G Ashurst (SAAF): injured; baled out off the coast of Dover due to engine failure, Spitfire R7273, 54 Squadron, 27 August 1941.||C16924454|
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|WWII W/O Ian Castles Powell (1313994) d. 5 Jan 1945||Hello Tom,
l can tell you that 187809 P/O George ASHURST and 185353 P/O Kenneth Arthur Henry BIGGS were members of No.54 Sqn RAF. Both airmen helped defend the North-western Area of Australia (Darwin etc). Prior to leaving for Australia, the then Sgt ASHURST, was involved in the following incident:
27 August 1941
Spitfire V R7273
Baled out over the sea and rescued.
1053448 Sgt George ASHURST - wounded.
Royal Air Force Fighter Command Losses of the Second World War Vol.1 1939-1941.
Franks,Norman L R.
Hersham:Midland Publishing,2008 (2nd rev.ed.)
F/Sgt ASHURST joined No.54 Sqn in Australia on 17 May 1943.
Can't help with later careers of ASHURST, BIGGS or 1313994 W/O Ian Castles POWELL.
Col. ....Read More.||COL BRUGGY on 24th April 2015 03:13:22|