Accident Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIV RM803,
ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49292
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:Monday 1 January 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIV
Owner/operator:2 Sqn RAF
Registration: RM803
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:B.77 Gilze-Rijen Airfield, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:B.77 Gilze-Rijen (takeoff at 13:52 hrs)
Destination airport:Tactical Recce
On return to Gilze-Reijen at 3pm,bounced on landing, stalled crashed upside down and killed.
Pilot killed. He was one of four brothers, all of whom died in RAF war service.
F/Lt (49602) Patrick James GARLAND (pilot) RAF - killed.

Patrick Garland is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery.


Spitfire production list.
Air Britain: RAF Aircraft PA100 - RZ999, published 1992
RAF Fighter Command Losses of the Second World War Volume 3.

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
05-Nov-2009 23:26 NePa Updated
22-Nov-2011 03:52 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
14-Apr-2013 10:58 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-May-2013 19:04 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
12-Dec-2014 21:56 angels one five Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Jun-2015 08:06 Angel dick one Updated [Time, Operator, Narrative]
25-Apr-2017 16:54 Red Dragon Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Nov-2019 09:05 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source]
13-Nov-2019 18:46 TigerTimon Updated [Location]
15-Jun-2022 10:34 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314