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Spitfire LFVIII LV734 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire LFVIII LV734

LFVIII KEA M66 6MU 4.....[TRUNCATED] More information in: Spitfire Site

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  25 Jun 45 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  LV734
Unit  607 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Mingaladon Country  Burma
Aircrew details Fg Offr James Richard ANDREW* (172188)
Details 25/6: On the second section patrol, FO J R Andrew and Flt Lt S S Shi Sho took off but the later had to return due to engine trouble. FO Andrews continued but did not return and is presumed missing. Other aircraft flew over the area during the day but no trace found of either pilot or AC. 26/6 During the evening, we learnt that FO J R andrew had been seen to bale out by troops of 4 Corps. But when a patrol atmepted to contact him, he ran off into the jungle. the patrol continued to search. 28/6: The last news we have of F O J R Andrew is that he was seen by natives on the evening of 258th to be entering a jap held village. The army attacked and took this village on the morning of 26th but could not find any trace of the pilot. [Sittang - baled out of ac, missing believed killed by Japs]
Source ORB

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