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    Default 26 Satellite Landing Ground, Stravithie, Fife

    Hi,

    I'm trying to find out some info on three aircraft that crashed at 26 SLG, Stravithie, Fife.

    During April 1942 a Magister force landed alongside the main runway. When attempting to take off again it hit a tree and crashed. Also during April a Spitfire crashed 600yds West of the airfield.

    On 29th May 1943 a Defiant from 44 MU overshot its landing and crashed into a field. The pilot was uninjured.

    Would anyone know the serial numbers/codes for these aircraft plus any crew details?

    Many thanks,

    Alex

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    Hi Alex

    I have a note of Magister P2501 of 611 S, CTO Woodend Farm, Stravithie OS 59/634126 18/4/42.

    I have nothing for a Spitfire or Defiant , but they may not have been written off.

    regards

    DaveW
    Last edited by davew; 26th December 2010 at 11:08. Reason: typo

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    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for the info on the Magister. I went through my AB P serials but must have missed that one.

    Alex

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    Hello Alex,
    Happy Christmas and Merry New Year.
    This may be the Defiant, details from The AB's Defiant File.
    N3508
    c/n 437
    deld to 19 MU 10.2.41;
    96 Sqdn 22.7.41;
    410 Sqdn Drem 18.12.41;
    RoS 27.1.42;
    285 Sqdn Wrexham 13.4.42;
    Reid&Sigrist RIW 29.3.43;
    AW/CN 29.5.43;
    44 MU 12.6.43;
    Reid&Sigrist for cv to TT III 18.1.44
    AW/CN 24.3.44;
    To RN Yeovilton 7.4.44;
    10 MU 13.4.45;
    SoC 14.11.45.
    See Reid and Sigrist from 29.3.43 and awaiting collection 29.5.43 then to 44 MU from 12.6.43.
    So perhaps was delivered but because of mishap was not accepted until 12.6.43 by 44 MU ?

    Alex

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    Default Stravithie Crash Queries

    I have drawn a blank on the Master and Defiant but I have a 44 MU Edzell Spitfire crashed near Balgowan 10 April 1942, no further details.

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    Default Stravithie Crash Queries Take 2

    Sorry, I meant Magister not Master - actually I have Magister P2501 too and source is Air-Britain 'P-serials'.
    Keith

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    Hi Alex,

    Thanks for the info on the Defiant. I'll order up a form 1180 with that date and the Defiant serial number and see if anything comes up.

    Keith,

    44 MU was based at Edzell and used three SLGs, one of which was Stravithie, as well as Perth airfield for temporary storage. Although the Spitfire may be from 44 MU it could also be from 56 and 58 OTUs, which lost a number of Spitfires in the Fife area.

    Alex

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