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Date of Crash: 02 Apr 45 Aircraft Type: Spitfire VIII Serial Number:  Unit: 607 Sqdn
Pilot details: Sgt G R ValeSource: 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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