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Thread: Spitfire PRU Dyce, 26 February 1943

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    Default Spitfire PRU Dyce, 26 February 1943

    F/S Charles Ross of PRU, Dyce, suffered an engine explosion over the Firth of Forth whilst on a flight from 'Ulster' via 'Lincolnshire' - he refuelled at the latter but failed to check the engine oil status. He force-landed in a field in 'north Berwickshire'. All this from a local newspaper (?Berwick Advertiser?) cutting of 5 March 1993. Does anyone know the i/d of the Spitfire please?

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    Default Spitfire BL531 structural failure, 8 June 1943

    This a/c, from 165 Sqn, Ayr, lost its wings in a dive and crashed at Auchmillan Hill Farm, Ayrshire on 8 June 1943. Does anyone know the i/d of the pilot please?

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    H Keith,
    Pilot Officer J.D Gordon was killed on BL531. There is AIB report on the loss in AVIA 5/21 report No. W1255.

    Alan.

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    Gordon and BL531 were lost in 1942 not 1943

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    Thanks - yes, M&S has the wrong year; Air-Britain BA-BZ has 8 June 1942, matching CWGC for P/O Gordon.

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    BL531 turned right in cloud and went into a spiral dive at 8,000 ft. Mainplane came off before hitting ground, fire on impact 8.6.42, P/O J.D.Gordon 116224 killed.

    Ian

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