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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210170
Last updated: 9 March 2020
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Date:14-DEC-1939
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:66 Squadron Royal Air Force (66 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N3031
C/n / msn: 320
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Great Wilbraham, 7 miles east of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Spitfire Mk.Ia N3031 (c/n 320): 320th production Spitfire, and 10th of the second production batch
14/09/39: First flown at Eastleigh, Southampton, Hampshire (Merlin III engine)
18/09/39: Delivered to the RAF at 9MU
30/11/39: Delivered to 66 Squadron, RAF Duxfrod
14/12/39: Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed at Great Wilbraham, 7 miles east of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (at approximate co ordinates 52.196N 0.267E). Pilot and sole occupant, Sgt Frank Ernest Waller (Service Number 517236, aged 23) killed
18/12/39: Struck Off Charge

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
2. http://allspitfirepilots.org/aircraft/N3031
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p002.html
4. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939a.htm
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2430674/waller,-frank-ernest/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Apr-2018 22:54 Dr. John Smith Added
06-Oct-2018 05:25 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
09-Mar-2020 15:50 Iwosh Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Operator]

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