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    Hello there,
    On 21-4-42 Spitfire Ia, N3100 of 58 OTU was on a dogfighting exercise and collided with Spitfire Ia, P9545.
    Can anyone name the pilot in N3100 please.
    Thanks,
    Roy

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    Roy , the Unit ORB mentions the collision , but does not give Serial no's involved or pilots , it seems there were 3 collisions that month , your incident being the 2 to occur .
    " The second collisison took place on Tues 21 april 42 , one of the pilots landed safely after bailing out his plane being wrecked , The other landed safely with his plane only slighly damaged ,

    not a direct answer but hope it helps a little
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    Hi Phill,
    Thanks for that, P9545 was flown by Sgt ML Tushingham, which had its tail chopped off, crashing at Abernethy, Perthshire. he baled out ok. N3100 got back home but I cannot id his name,maybe P/O Thait ?
    This is what I am after.
    Roy

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    Hi Roy,

    How about dropping Wallace Shackleton a note to see if he can i/d the "P/O Thait" from within the 58OTU ORB or other info he may have. Wallace was/is compiling a history of said unit.

    wallace@cyclekinross.org.uk

    Ian

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    Hi Ian,
    Thanks for the suggestion. His name is new to me.
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    Just checked my files and it looks like N3100 and P9545 were on strength with 132sqn at the time of the collision and not 58OTU. 132 Sqn was based in Scotland on defensive duties until September of 1942.

    Alan.

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    Hi Alan,
    This collision/crash was definitely on 58 OTU, Grangemouth on D Flt, on Course 19 involving P9545 and N3100.
    I know this is not what the Spitfire Production Files say. Sgt ML Tushingham never flew on 132 sqn.
    Roy

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    Hello Alan/Roy,

    Spitfire P9545 left 132 sqdn 21 Nov 1941 to 58 OTU, cannot find any ref to N3100 being with 132 sqdn, but it joined 58 OTU on 29 May 1941 ex 111 sqdn.
    132 sqdn received Mk II Spits Sept 1941 and lost its Mk Is in Nov 1941.

    Hope this adds to the confusion !

    Regards,

    Ian
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    Hi Ian,
    Thanks for that, don't mock the afflicted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Nixon View Post
    Hi Phill,
    Thanks for that, P9545 was flown by Sgt ML Tushingham, which had its tail chopped off, crashing at Abernethy, Perthshire. he baled out ok. N3100 got back home but I cannot id his name,maybe P/O Thait ?
    This is what I am after.
    Roy
    If N3100 took the tail off P9545, my father's log says "P.O. Short cut my tail off. Bailed out."

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