Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I P9563 from No.64 Squadron, overran in a forced landing at Hartington to the south east of Buxton on the 5th September 1940
|David Edward Lloyd||Flight Sergeant||Pilot||Uninjured|
The pilot, Flight Sergeant Lloyd was on combat air patrol, from Ringway, his unit was normally stationed at Boscombe Down but there was a detached flight at Ringway for the defence of Manchester and Liverpool. The pilot became disoriented in poor weather and ran low on fuel, he attempted to land the aircraft in a field near Hartington. However the aircraft failed to stop in the length of the field and struck a stone wall at the far end, it did not receive major damage and was soon repaired and flew again.
The pilot, F/Sgt David Edward Lloyd was promoted to the rank of Pilot Officer in January 1942 but shortly after, while still only aged 22, on the 17th March 1942 he was killed while serving as an instructor with No.61 OTU. At the time they were stationed in the south of England, later moving to Shropshire, on that day he was flying Spitfire P7307 when it collided with a Spitfire of No.315 Sqn, BM140, over Hayes in Middlesex.