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Date of Crash: 14 Apr 45 Aircraft Type: Spitfire VIII Serial Number:  Unit: 607 Sqdn
Pilot details: F Sgt J C ConnorSource: ORB
Details: In one of the first patrols, F Sgt Conners aircraft developed engine trouble and appeared to be losing petrol rapidly. After trying to rectify this from 2000 ft, F Sgt Connor baled out at 500 feet and landed safely about 50 yards from his aircraft which was on fire and ammunition exploding all around. An interesting time with the Burmese followed during which he lost face by being unable to hold some curry given to him . Eventually by bullock cart to Kayuke and then by Lorry F Sgt Connor arrived back to his unit.

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