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    Default Spitfire P7902, collision with Hurricane AG111 5th May 1943

    Managed to locate the crash site of Spitfire P7902 aircraft on Doddington Moor today,
    I am already in contact with the family and have passed the details on.

    Now to find Hurricane AG111.
    I have a possible location and will be searching over the next few months


    Chris

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    Chris,

    This, from my 'For Your Tomorrow - A record of New Zealanders who have died while serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services since 1915 (Volume Two: Fates 1943-1998)', might also be of interest to you:

    Wed 5 May 1943
    FIGHTER COMMAND
    Training
    57 Operational Training Unit, RAF (Eshott, Northumberland - 9 Group)
    Spitfire IIA P7902 - one of a formation of Spitfires which at 1500 was ‘bounced’ by a number of Hurricanes from 59 OTU. In the mêlée that followed P7902 collided with Hurricane I AG111, both crashing near Wooler, 23 miles NW of Eshott. The Spitfire pilot was buried on the 10th at East Chevington, about 4 miles west of Eshott.
    Pilot: NZ416496 Sgt Fergus HULTON, RNZAF - Age 19. 294hrs (33 on Spitfire)

    And from Vol Three (Biographies & Appendices):

    HULTON, F – crashed into a bog close to a dry stone wall at Doddington Hill, near Wooler. Both pilots died, the Hurricane crashing onto Horton Moor near Doddington.

    HULTON, Sergeant Fergus.
    NZ416496; b Rotorua 15 Aug 23; Rotorua High & Grammar Sch & Wesley Coll, Paerata (1st XV & Boxing Champ); clerk - Native Dept, Rotorua. RNZAF Levin/ITW as Airman Pilot u/t 30 Nov 41 [hosp 15-30 Dec], 1EFTS 7 Feb 42, ldg acc (uninj) 24 Mar 42, 2SFTS 4 Apr 42, Pilots Badge [wef 15.6.42] & Sgt 5 Sep 42, att RAF & emb for UK 16 Sep 42, 3PRC [redesignated 11PD&RC c.28 Dec] 19 Nov 42, 2EFTS 9 Jan 43 [hosp 11-25 Jan], 17(P)AFU 9 Feb 43, 5GTS 24 Mar 43, 57OTU (Spitfire) 23 Apr 43, kaa 5 May 43. Chevington Cemetery - H.237, East Chevington, Northumb., England. Son of Thomas Henry & Isabel Hineiterangi Hulton (née Macpherson), Rotorua. [phot. TWN 23.6.43].

    Errol

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