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|Date of Crash: 17 Mar 44||Aircraft Type: Spitfire VIII||Serial Number:||Unit: 136 Sqdn|
|Pilot details:||Fg Offr Vernon Bartlett Groves BUTLER* (J16525)||Source: ORB|
|Details: Took off at 0620 climbed to approx 1000ft and was seen by ground personnel to be attacking an enemy aircraft with a further enemy aircraft on his tail. He was shot down and crashed 3m SE of PALEL, the ac catching fire and F/O Butler being killed. Ground sources report that the OSCAR attacked by F/O Butler was seen to be smoking and diving towards the ground and is claimed as destroyed by F/O Butler. Aircraft A|
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