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Spitfire VIII JG333 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Spitfire VIII JG333



LFVIII 4845 HPA M66 .....[TRUNCATED] More information in: AirHistory.org.uk Spitfire Site

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  14 May 45 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  JG333
Unit  273 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Mingaladon Country  Burma
Aircrew details WO M Wood
Details Aircraft F Mingaladon - Landed in bomb cratered runway fuselage damaged. Mingaldon 14.5.45 10.50-12.10 : WO M Wood and WO Trusler provided cover oover airfield owing to failure of radar ship. Patrol was uneventful. But the section excelled all nown cases of finger trouble by pranging by numbers. First of all WO Wood landed on the wrong runway which was badly cratered and wiped off his undercarraige. And then WO Trusler forgot his flaps and ground looped at the end of the right runway , with the same results. It is exxceedingly dispapointing that this kind of thing should happen on aperfectly good arifield. Especially as the accident rate was kept at low level for a while. Wood came a cropper ina n opne bomb hole and drain. Both aircraft were Cat III
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