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Date of Crash: 31 Dec 43 Aircraft Type: Spitfire Vc Serial Number:  Unit: 136 Sqdn
Pilot details: Flt Lt Eric BROWN (102143)Source: ORB
Details: 10.55 Squadron scrambled to intercept enemy ac over ST martins Island. Squadron intercepted Sallys and Oscars - and many succesful attacks were made. Flt Lt Brown during one of his attacks had his engine damaged b return fire from a bomber. He succeeded in belly landing his aircraft at a beach at JALIPARA, only just getting over the NAF river. He was uninjured and destroyed his aricraft - picked up by the army and returned to base the following afternoon.

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