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    FlyPast April 1998: Spitfire involved in an 'incident' which resulted in the death of five young pilots at Knapp, Ampfield, Hampshire 2-7-1944 during transit flight.
    What's true on this story ?
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    Can't find any such incident recorded in this list:

    http://daveg4otu.tripod.com/hancrash.html

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    Henk

    Can you please provide any further details on type of incident - collison, hit ground crew etc - any names of people involved and casualties?

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    Paul,

    Quote from FlyPast April 1998 page 36 article "Help".

    "SEEKING contact with or information regarding, pilot of a Spitfire involved in an 'incident' which resulted in the death of five young pilots at Knapp, Ampfield, Hampshire, on July 2, 1944, during transit flight. Also seeking blonde ATA Ferry Pilot flying a Spitfire who caught me 'napping' July 16, 1944 in the Shrewsbury vicinity, a chase followed and I crash landed. Reply to Gilbert Burns, Box 2308, Framingham MA 01701 USA".

    I do believe Paul the casualties (if any) may have been Americans ?

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    Henk

    No more info than this at present

    UC-78 43-7538 BUA (failure of right wing) Romsey 2/7/44 Walter Hayes Jr

    Can anyone add more?


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    Well if it was an American serviceman witness there is a chance that any non US single engined aircraft was a Spitfire....

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    Here is some more

    http://www.southernlife.org.uk/ampfield.htm

    Note that the incident is dated 1945 here.

    DaveW
    Last edited by davew; 18th February 2008 at 12:29. Reason: More info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davew View Post
    Henk

    No more info than this at present

    UC-78 43-7538 BUA (failure of right wing) Romsey 2/7/44 Walter Hayes Jr

    Can anyone add more?


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    DaveW
    Makes you wonder if it broke due to violent movement in avoiding action??

    Romsey is certainly near Knapp, Ampfield

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    All sources I can access say 1944 - I wish I could read what it says on that memorial

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    Just a correction. It was 43-7528, not 38:

    http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=43-7528&Submit4=Go

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