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|Date of Crash: 02 Apr 45||Aircraft Type: Spitfire VIII||Serial Number:||Unit: 607 Sqdn|
|Pilot details:||Sgt G R Vale||Source: ORB|
|Details: On returning from the Miektila Patrols, Sgt G R Vale was coming into land from the north and hit a truck which was crossing the North end of the strip. His aircraft was wrecked finishing on its back on fire and Sgt Vale had a mraculous escape, being pulled from the aircraft by the joint efforts of Flt Lt Rowan of Ferry Command and LAC C F Sullivan of 132 R&SU . Sgt Vale received secondary burns of arms and a lacerated forehead. The driver of the lorry, an IOR was killed.|
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