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Spitfire V/XI MA365 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire V/XI MA365

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  20 Jan 44 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  MA365
Unit  136 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Ramu Country  India
Aircrew details Sgt Peter Francis KENNEDY*(54341)
Details Shot down in combat . hit by bullets bailing out. 0915-1035 hours. Squadron was scrambled for readiness. Kennedy was killed in action. From Army reports received it is apparent that he baled out of his ac which has been shot up and was attacked by an enemy fighter whilst parachuting down and was killed. The army also reported that the enemy aircraft which attacked him was shot down by AA Fire. [607 ORB] 136 Squadron lost a pilot who baled out and was seen by the army being strafed by the Yellow Swine in the air. This body was recovered later.
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