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Spitfire VIII JF573 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire VIII JF573

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  13 Mar 44 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  JF573
Unit  152 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Double Moorings Country  India
Aircrew details Fg Offr George KING
Details [F541] 2 ac mission with Fg ofr R E J MacDonald leading 15.35-17.35. Akayb recce. F/O King had trouble with main tank in target area, tried to reach british lines but crashed 5 miles S of Indin. [ORB}McDonald went right down and circled the aircraft which ahd broken its back just behind the cockpit but was uanble to see any sign of george. He was pretty sure he was not in the cockpit however he gave a fix so that arrangements could be made
Source ORB

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