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Spitfire VIII JG649 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire VIII JG649

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  06 Mar 45 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  JG649
Unit  152 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Sinthe Country  Burma
Aircrew details Sgt D A M Botterill(1623782)
Details Bounced on landing and swung into jeep Sinthe . An unfortunate accident occured today when Sgt D AM Botterill returnign from a sortie landed to one side of th e strip and as he was lsowing down hit a jeep, which was just off the runway with his wing. The aircraft swuing around and tipped on its nose. The occupant of jeep got clear and Sgt Boterrill sustained serious damage to one eye as he did not lock his straps and hit his head on the reflector gunsight. Aircraft was a badly damaged Cat III.
Source ORB

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