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Spitfire V/XI LZ939 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire V/XI LZ939

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  05 Dec 43 Aircraft Name  Spitfire Vc Serial Number  LZ939
Unit  136 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Lyons Country  India
Aircrew details Flt Lt Eric BROWN (102143)
Details Ran out of fuel and crashed at Sandwip Islands after air combat (NF). [ORB]. 0949 Squadron scrambled. Ten Spitfire Vc. Interception patrol. Plot given as 40 m W of St Martins Island. 9 ac landed back at base at 1120 hrs after patrolling west of Cox Bazar. Red One intercepted enemy aircraft 80m W of Maiskhal Islands, consisting of 40 bombers with fighter escort. Attack was made on Army 97 and was claimed as destroyed. After interception Red One was forced to crash land on small island west of Sandwip Island, owing to lack of fuel. Pilot uninjured, Aircraft Cat II
Source ORB

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