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    Default Help please with 53 OTU Spitfire t/o crash, 1/4/42.

    The Spitfire production list has Spitfire II P7840 being hit by Spitfire I K9881 at Llandow when the pilot of the latter aircraft attempted to take off with the prop. in coarse pitch.

    The list also names K9891 as the offending aircraft.

    To further confuse, the entry for P7840 states that the accident occurred at Llanbedr.

    So, was it K9881 or K9891 ? Llandow or Llanbedr ?

    Thanks in advance.

    a15

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    I will go with K9891 as below.

    K9891 Acc C 53 OTU Llandow 1210 hrs. Cat E, taking off
    in coarse pitch struck P7840 on 1.4.42, Sgt E Artus 1253456;

    for completeness K9881 later history 602.Sqn, FLd Tangmere, damaged in air combat with Ju87 on 16.8.40;
    Later conv. to GI No.3215M and to 4.SoTT at St.Athan 3.41.

    Regards,

    Ian

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    Default 53 OTU Spitfire 1/4/42

    Hi , 1/4/42 , Spitfire K9891 Taking off in coarse Pitch Struck Spitfire P7840 , Which was Stationary ,Accident occured at LLANDOW . from 1180

    bw phill jones

    Further to Spitfire K9891, THIS A/c was involved in another Collision when it taxied into Dominie X7346 At llandow 27/3/42, as stated for the 1/4/42 Prang the Pilot being Sgt E ARTUS .

    He was also in the Cockpit of K9891 for the 27/3/42 prang , from 1180 . He was sadly Killed 5/4/45 while serving with RIAF No 8 Sqd
    Last edited by phill jones; 29th November 2012 at 22:45. Reason: extra info

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    So, K9891 and Llandow it is then.

    Thank you both for your help. I am much obliged.

    Cheers,

    a15.

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