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Spitfire VIII JF778 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Spitfire VIII JF778



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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  01 Feb 45 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIIIc Serial Number  JF778
Unit  8 Sqdn IAF Operating Airfield  Nidania Country  India
Aircrew details
Details engine cut, undershot runway, forced landing. acwo
Source RIAFDB
Date of Crash  01 Mar 45 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIIIc Serial Number  JF778
Unit  615 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Nidania Country  India
Aircrew details Flt Sgt Edwin Henry Habberley(1392904)
Details engine cut, undershot runway, forced landing. Returning from sortie over Akyab Habberly called up to say he had engine trouble and headed straight to base. H did not arrive and was informed that he crashed at INDIN and writing off the aircraft and he himself They found the pilot shaken and ith some bruises. The plane was a write off. He tried to make teh strip ina glide but had undershot. Ac Cat III Es. Engine cut while flying on Aux tank.
Source ORB


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