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Date of Crash: 05 Nov 44 Aircraft Type: Spitfire VIII Serial Number:  Unit: 155 Sqdn
Pilot details: WO Charles Walter GENTRY*(1386480)Source: ORB
Details: Spitfire Z Aircombat with Oscars - part of 12 Spit formations to intercept 9+bogeys at 12000 feet heading NW towards base. Call sign Rickets Green 2. 4 Oscars were claimed shot down or damaged. Gentry failed to return. he was last heard giving his callsign as Rickets 35 and his aircraft was last seen over Tulhial flying south. No trace of his aircraft was discovered later - this was his first operational sortie.

 
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