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08.11.1940 No. 54 Sqdn. Spitfire I X4423 Sgt N. R. Miller Location: Street House Farm, Leeming Bar, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, England. +
Mission: Training Flight.

Date: 8
th November 1940

Time: 09.05 hours.

Unit: No. 54 Squadron R.A.F.

Type: Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I

Serial No. X4423

Coded: KL -

Location: Street House Farm, Leeming Bar, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, England.

Pilot: Sgt Norman Richards Miller. R.A.F.V.R. 748303 Aged 21 – Killed

1 Sgt Miller
From Alexander Street, Burton Latimer, Northants. Sgt Norman Richards Miller (Net)


REASON FOR LOSS:


On 8th November 1940 the pilot of this aircraft was undertaking a training flight when, at 09.05hrs, the aircraft crashed close to Hackforth village and caught fire. A farmer, Mr James Ingledew, of Street House Farm, Hackforth, had witnessed the crash which occurred 300 yards from his location. He ran to the scene and attempted to rescue the pilot from the burning aircraft but was beaten back by the flames and exploding ammunition. Sadly the pilot died in the incident. Mr. Ingledew was awarded the Second World War British Empire Medal and Defence Medal. This lot recently came up in auction and sold for £360.00. Wreckage from this Spitfire was also in the same auction and was sold for £500.00.

2 Sgt Miller & Mr. Ingledew
Medals and photographs which were auctioned recently (Net)


3 Spitfire Relics
Relics recovered from Spitfire X4423 (Net)


4 Grave
A visit to Burton Latimer Cemetery 8
th November 2014 (Brownless)

5 Grave

6 Grave

7 Grave

Burial detail: Burton Latimer Cemetery, Northamptonshire, England.

Grave Reference: Grave 1191. Son of Samuel and Elizabeth B. M. Miller, of Burton Latimer.

Compiled and researched by Melvin Brownless November 2014. Note; On my way to the Cemetery I met an old lady in the village that remembered Norman’s grave as a child, she recalled it had a model plane on it! This no longer survives but he does have a wonderful grave, in which his parents are also interred.

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