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    Hello,

    Two 130 Sqn Spitfire IIa's were lost on the 3rd July 1941.

    The serial numbers were -
    P7424 and P7972.

    Two pilots from 130 Sqn were killed this day.
    Turner, Ronald - Sgt - 1259078 -RAFVR.
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    Taylor, Donald Jeffrey - Sgt - 1183368 - RAFVR.

    Which pilot was in which Spitfire ?

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    Date corrected, thanks Col .

    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 9th April 2018 at 13:05.

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    Hello,

    03/07/1941 - 1255hrs. Supermarine Spitfire IIa P7972:PJ-?, of No.130 Squadron based at RAF Portreath, crashed at Gurland Farm, St Just, Cornwall. Sgt Ronald TURNER 1259078 died and the machine burnt out. From the old RAF Davidstow Moor site. So, Taylor was aboard 130 Sqn Spitfire P7424.

    Col.
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    Hi Col, is the Davidstow Moor crash log still somehow available, as i lost it after it shut down a while back.

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    Hi Alan,

    The site is up ( http://rafdavidstowmoor.org/ ), but it has been inactive since 5/2017. The Crash Logs cannot be accessed, I copied what I wanted ages ago.

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    Thanks Col, it was pretty handy for me, living in Cornwall. Just hope it may reincarnate one day.

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    Col, having just said that, i've just come across some of it here... https://archive.is/www.rafdavidstowmoor.org

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    Hello Alan and Col,
    Thank you both,
    The answers were as I had thought but just needed it confirmed.
    The Davidstow link I had forgotten about, thanks for reminder.
    Alex

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    Alan,

    Thanks for that!

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