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Spitfire LFVIII LV733 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Spitfire LFVIII LV733



LFVIII 5217 KEA M66 .....[TRUNCATED] More information in: AirHistory.org.uk Spitfire Site

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  11 Dec 44 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  LV733
Unit  273 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Cox Bazaar Country  India
Aircrew details F Sgt ERIC W H GAUKROGER(1315111)
Details Ran out of fuel on interception and bellylanded on beach. [ORB] Scrambled with squadron to intercept 16 Oscars. Pilot found himself without the petrol gauge working and with no air pressure, and fuel running low. he made Elephant Point before his engine cut and he had the beach below Elephant Point. He escaped with a cracked rib.[F541] 0745-0920 . Aircraft Z
Source ORB


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