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    Can any one provide any details on this aircraft please.

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    Do you have this information:

    www.spitfires.ukf.net/p010.htm

    R7063 Ia 1430 EA MIII FF 3-2-41 9MU 4-2-41 61OTU 1-7-41 CAC 17-2-42 ASTH 57OTU 24-4-43 Spun into ground nr Morpeth presumed pilot blacked out in turn FACE 11-10-43
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    Hello,

    Presentation Spitfire: D.S.& G. WORTH VALLEY I - R7063

    Allocated to No.57 Operational training Unit at Eshott on 24 April (1943), but on 11 October spun in during dog-fight practice, and crashed at Eshott Hall, near Morpeth. Sgt Demosthenes Demades 1512536 (Greek) aged 24 of Piraeus, was buried in Section 25, Row E, Grave 1, Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey.

    See: Gifts of War/Boot & Sturtivant. p.125.

    Col.

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    Thanks gents,

    I now have 2 aircraft as crashing at Eshott Hall,
    Spitfire R7063
    &
    Hawker Hurricane MkIIc BD954 FT-N, 20 May 1942.

    I now need to prove which site is which.

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    Oh dear,
    Two aircraft crashing at Eshott Hall? The Hall was used as a reference point only, in actual fact, no aircraft crashed within the grounds of the Hall.
    For 1943, an eyewitness stated two Spitfires collided: one crashed in flames in Cottage Field, pilot killed. The other pilot bailed out but his parachute failed and he fell into Stallion Wood field. If I remeber rightly, this field is opposite the Hall gates.
    As for Hurricanes: at least three crashed onto farmland at Eshott Home Farm, this area covers the land above and is above the approach to Eshott Airfield in one direction and RAF Acklington in the other.
    One of the above Hurricanes is still buried on Eshott Home Farm, at least two have looked for it without success. Looking for crashes around Eshott is a minefield, latest news is the land has just changed hands, may be good may be bad.

    Best Wishes.
    Robert.

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    Robert,

    I have three positive sites in the Eshott area, including that of Beaufighter R2473
    I'm getting there

    Chris

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