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Spitfire V/XI LZ972 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire V/XI LZ972

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  23 Nov 43 Aircraft Name  Spitfire Vc Serial Number  LZ972
Unit  615 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Chittagong Country  India
Aircrew details Plt Offr Harold Leslie Arnold Leonard(J18103)
Details 26 sorties flown against 18 jap sorties against Chittagong. One ac was shot down sixteen miles east of Chiringa but the pilot is safe and sound. . He was flown to CTG next day, apart from shoulder injuries sustained while bailing out, he had to trek thorugh jungly country.. Sortie from 1005.
Source ORB

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