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Thread: 132 Sqn Spitfire crash, 29 November 1941

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    Default 132 Sqn Spitfire crash, 29 November 1941

    RAF Dyce ORB refers to the crash of a Peterhead-based Spitfire from 132 Sqn on 29 November 1941; a/c from either Black or Green Sections was returning to Peterhead after a standing patrol over 'Future' (whatever that was) at around dusk. One a/c got lost in fog and crashed - does anyone know the location, a/c i/d and pilot please?

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    I have P9516 at Tillymaud Farm Longhaven, pilot was McLaren DT+
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    Hi Keith,
    Here's what I found:

    P 9516 Spitfire I 132 sqn FF- 29-11-1941
    Peterhead/Aberdeenshire Konvooi-patrouille
    Changing weather conditions - crashed Tillymaud Farm, Longhaven/Aberdeenshire
    P/O(P) McLAREN, Donald T. - 106186 - RAF - UK8175
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    Thanks for the replies.

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    Hi there,

    Very interested to see this thread as my uncle Donald Thomson McLaren (my dad's brother) was the pilot who sadly crashed at Tillymaud farm. I am interested to hear of any further details if you have any? What is the "ORB" you refer to, is this a report of some kind?

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    Hi Alison,

    Welcome to the forum.

    ORB stands for Operations Record Book. It is a diary recording in summary form the activities of a Royal Air Force unit from day to day. Others here will no doubt be able to tell you more about it.

    Hi Keith,

    The Spitfire was returning from a convoy patrol, so presumably Fortune was the code name of the convoy.

    http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=155027

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    I am ex R.A.F Telegraphist My Name is Duncan Graeme McLaren and Donald Thomson McLaren is my Uncle also. Knowing flightwatch I wan't to know why my uncle was on his own. By his rank and when he joined the R.A.F he should have been with a senior pilot and usually with a wingman. Why was he lost so near his base. I would like to find out what sortie he was on and how many aircraft were involved it does not really matter where it was but need to know if there was any action within the sortie.
    Last edited by Degem; 6th December 2013 at 03:04. Reason: more info

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    Whoops, sorry, that should be 'Future.'

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    Hi Alison and Degem,


    All accidents that could not be attributed directly to enemy action were recorded by the RAF and then investigated. The level of investigation carried out was dependent on the circumstances and known facts.


    The various stages of investigation and the eventual conclusion was then recorded on a double sided card called Aircraft Accident Card (Form 1180).


    These survive as originals at the RAF Air Historical Branch and public domain microfilmed copies at RAF Museum Hendon.


    I have attached a copy of the card for the accident here.


    http://www.rafaircraftaccidents.com/P9516.pdf
    Copyright RAF Museum


    It answers Degem questions of Why he was lost so near his base and what happened to his section leader.


    Regards
    Ross
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    Thank you for all your help. We now know what happened to our uncle and explains what actually happened thanks again Degem

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