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Spitfire VIII JF902 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire VIII JF902

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  03 Mar 45 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  JF902
Unit  907 Wing Operating Airfield  Akyab Country  Burma
Aircrew details Wg Cdr Robert H RIGGALL
Details Wg Cdr Riggal took off in Spitfire RH-R without a flarepath in an endeavour to contact the enemy aircraft. His aircraft was struck by AA fire from the guns on the island and Wg Cdr Riggal baled out. Numerous search parties were sent out to find him and Sqn Ldr Fletcher eventually found Riggal in a mangrove swamp, unhurt except for scratches
Source ORB

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