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Spitfire VIII JF695 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire VIII JF695

VIII 4583 CHA M63 FF.....[TRUNCATED] More information in: Spitfire Site

Ukhrul-Homalin area - suffered engine trouble and force landed. facial injuries ,123 Sqn lost 1944-04-12 More information in: Databases

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  12 Apr 44 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  JF695
Unit  81 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Tulihal Country  India
Aircrew details F Sgt W D Bennett
Details 10 ac scrambled from Tulihal at 1405 hrs. Blue Section made contact with 30 plus Oscars at 18K Feet. 1 Spitfire B force landed due to engine trouble - not as result of enemy action. The pilot F S Bennett later returend with only slight injuries. Aircraft was salvaged by RSU. [F541] 1405-1435 Hours. Scramble sortie
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