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Spitfire VIII JF771 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Spitfire VIII JF771



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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  06 Aug 44 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  JF771
Unit  615 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Palel Country  India
Aircrew details Plt Offr John HOLDEN*(158740)
Details Four ac carried out an offensive recce. in the Chindwin river and Kalemyo areas. Plt Offr Holde on his second operational tirp is missing. He did not join up with the other three aircraft immediately ater take off and is presumed to have crashed into the hills foru to five miles SE of Palel airfield. Search parties have tgone out, further news is awaited. Crash site located next day afternoon. and the pilot was buried not far from his aircraft. Sortie timing 0540 hours TO. Ac crashed at RK5119 and pilot killed
Source ORB


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