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Spitfire MD229 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire MD229

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  10 Sep 44 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  MD229
Unit  273 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Cox Bazaar Country  India
Aircrew details Fg Offr G R Piper(151209)
Details Convoy patrol off the mouth of NAF River. after being airborne for 40 minutes, F O Pipres engine cut dead nd he force landed on St Martins Island. Wingman F S Oliver pinpointed his poisiton and returned to report to base. Pilot was later found unharmed and rescued. aircraft marked for salvage. F541: 1340-1455. Map Ref PM269141.
Source ORB

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