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    Default 53 OTU Mid-air collisions, 1943 & 1944

    Good evening folks,

    Am trying to establish pilot identities for the following 53 OTU Spitfires (flying out of Kirton-in-Lindsey or Hibaldstow) involved in mid-air collisions in 1943 and 1944. I don't know whether these were fatal incidents.

    16/11/1943 Spitfire (II) P7826 and Spitfire (II) P7293 - Both crashing near Blyton, Lincs.

    22/5/44 Spitfire (II) P7820 and Wellington BJ819 (82 OTU) - both crashing 'Sturton Church near Leverton, 5 miles ENE of Boston, Lincs,' {as per Chorley}. Same source indicates the Wellington crew owed their lives to the skill of their skipper, F/O J P Lee RCAF.

    Any info gratefully received,
    Dave.

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    Hello Dave

    Spitfire IIa P7293 ‘Mandot’ , MCP Jones J/17038 killed, buried in Grave 13520 Brookwood.

    Spitfire IIa P7826 ‘Sind I’ JP Hunt 150065 killed, cremated at Manchester Crematorium, his name recorded there on panel 15.


    Spitfire IIa P7820, ’24 Parganas 1’, J Smith 151811 killed. buried St Mary’s churchyard, Embsay, Yorks

    (Gifts of War, Boot & Sturtivant, Air Britain)

    Regards

    DaveW

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    Dave,

    Thank you very much for the detailed information. I suppose the chances of surviving such 'coming-togethers' aren't great.

    I have a list of about forty Spitfires that came to grief hereabouts so the book you quote could be quite useful.

    Thanks again,
    Dave.

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    Thanks to Ross's new Form Forum we have a location for the both the aircraft crashing

    Spitfire IIA P7826 Total Loss Engine AM 13163 Makers 141670 F/ JP Hunt at Kirton Lindsey 53 OTU Killed
    Spitfire IIA P7293 Total Loss Engine AM 13315 Makers 141746 P/O MCP Jones at Scotton Common 53 OTU Killed

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    Paul,
    Quote: "Thanks to Ross's <new form forum>". Please explain.
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    Hi Henk,

    Paul has picked up that I posted the Form 412 for the crash

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?11840-RAF-Form-412-Proceedings-of-Court-of-Inquiry

    First page is
    http://www.rafcommands.com//Images/Form412/11_43_No.53OTU/DSCF1306.JPG

    See the thread for the rest.

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    Hello folks,

    Thanks to Paul for providing the 'heads up' to Ross's posting (Form 412). A big thank you to Ross for providing access to an utterly absorbing series of statements. Appears that F/O Hunt almost made it back before loss of control.

    Indebted,
    Dave.

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    Thanks Ross making me clear about <new forum form>; will start reading asap.
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    Henk.

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