Supermarine Seafire's LR693 & NM929 - 11/11/1943.

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On the 11th November 1943 Supermarine Spitfires LR693 of No 886 squadron and NM929 of No 808 squadron were flying on a "Wing Air Exercise" when they collided and crashed North of Carnforth killing both of the pilots. LR693 was flown by Sub Lieutenant (A) R. A. Colbeck RNZNVR and NM929 was flown by Sub Lieutenant (A) E. A. Philpot.


Sub Lieutenant (A) R. A. Colbeck's grave


Sub Lieutenant (A) R. A. Colbeck's grave

Sub Lieutenant (A) Ralph Austin Colbeck was the son of Wilfred Howard Buckley Colbeck and of Mary Winifred Colbeck, of Puru, Auckland, New Zealand, and is buried in Burscough Bridge (ST. John the Baptist) Church yard,  Sec. E. Grave 2566

Sub-Lieutenant (A) Eric Alwyn Philpott was Son of Henry and Amy Etta Philpott, of Woodthorpe, Nottingham and is buried in Arnold Cemetery, Nottinghamshire, Class A. Cons. Grave 121.



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