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    Default Spitfire & Typhoon collision 25 November 1943

    RAF Ayr ORB records that on 25 November 1943, a Spitfire from 130 Sqn, Ayr, was run into from behind by a 186 Sqn Typhoon, killing the Spitfire pilot but leaving the Typhoon pilot with only shock. I am seeking the identities of both pilots and aircraft if anyone has these details.

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    possibly AD329 Vb 130 Sqn Cat E. F/Sgt IE Mathieson 413447 (NZ) killed - I do not have any other details.

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    I can confirm AD329, F/Sgt Ian Edgecombe Mathieson RNZAF, killed.
    Struck from behind by Typhoon JR200 whilst taxiing in. The Spitfire overturned and caught fire.
    Source RAF Org. Casualties 1943.

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    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)':

    Thu 25 Nov 1943
    ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY AIR FORCE
    Air firing practice
    130 Squadron, RAF (Ayr, Ayrshire - 13 Group, Air Defence of Great Britain)
    Spitfire VB AD329 of ‘A’ Flight - took off at 1445 and landed back at base at 1520. On taxiing along the runway after touch down, was struck from behind by a 186 Sqn Typhoon IB (JR200) as it came in to land, being overturned and set on fire. The Spitfire pilot, who had just scored his Flight’s best shoot of the day, is buried at Illogan, Cornwall. The Typhoon pilot survived the collision. On approaching to land prematurely, he had not seen the warning signal from Control’s red Aldis lamp, while a back-up red Very light failed to explode.
    Pilot: NZ413447 Flt Sgt Ian Edgecombe MATHIESON, RNZAF - Age 23. 506hrs.
    Only posted to the Squadron earlier in the month, Mathieson had previously served operationally for almost a year with 66 Sqn, RAF, although his number of ops is unknown. Serving alongside him in both units was his brother, Russell Maurice Mathieson, who survived the war.

    When compiling Vol Three I was able to establish that Mathieson had flown 66 ops with 66 Sqn, including 4 ASR ops.

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    Hello,

    Was the Typhoon JR200 wrecked in the accident, or was it repaired ?

    I would also like to have the Typhoon's pilot name.

    Thanks in advance

    Laurent

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    Default Typhoon pilot/aircraft fate

    Quote Originally Posted by Laurent Rizzotti View Post
    Hello,

    Was the Typhoon JR200 wrecked in the accident, or was it repaired ?

    I would also like to have the Typhoon's pilot name.

    Thanks in advance

    Laurent
    Hello Laurent

    JR200 was declared 'Cat E'; it had only flown for 6 hrs 20 mins.

    The pilot was F/Sgt F.L.East; it was his second Typhoon flight and he was uninjured.

    Chris

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    Thanks Chris

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    Default Spitfire & Typhoon collision 25 November 1943

    Thanks to all for the informative responses.

    Keith

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