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Spitfire VIII JG478 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire VIII JG478

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  22 Mar 45 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  JG478
Unit  81 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Ratmalana Country  Ceylon
Aircrew details Fg Offr P D INGLES(408681)
Details Landed with undercarraige retracted, damaged sustained. Cat Ac. Ac replaced another spit.
Source ORB
Date of Crash  27 May 45 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIIIc Serial Number  JG478
Unit  4 Sqdn IAF Operating Airfield  Yelahanka Country  India
Aircrew details Flt Lt D M Finn RAF
Details Night flying, unable to locate a/f , landed on road, swerved to avoid hillock, hit ditch, uc collapse Mysore state - 12.36'N 77.02'E

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