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Spitfire VIII JG648 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire VIII JG648

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  23 Dec 44 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  JG648
Unit  607 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Tulihal Country  India
Aircrew details Sgt Charles JACKSON (1581793)
Details Engine cut on Dakota escort crashed in jungle . Dakota escorts carried out commencing at 10.45 and until 16.10. P/O RE Shanks with SGt C Jackson as his No.2 were escorting a Dakota when Sgt Jackson called up on his RT to say his engine was cut. Shortly afterwards, P?O Shanks saw a burning ball of wreckage below him. This proved to be Sgt Jackson and he must have attempted restarting his engine at too low an altitude. he is presumed killed. Army confirmed his death the next day. 1355-1610
Source ORB

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