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Spitfire MD320 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire MD320

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  04 Oct 44 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  MD320
Unit  152 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Tulihal Country  India
Aircrew details F Sgt William Patrick FOSTER* (907568)
Details missing during bad weather Burma Http://www.152 "After the 'Tour Expired' departure of A Flight's popular leader 'Dook' Allington, Group lumbered us with a new Bod who immediately 'raised a few eyebrows' by the manner in which he ordered the Lads to cart his flying gear about ! That morning, he and A Flight were scrambled and against all perceived wisdom and Group advice he led Paddy and the rest of A Flight into the some monsoon cloud. We never saw Paddy Foster again. The new Bod was posted forthwith !" , 152 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died age 27 on 04 October 1944 Son of Thomas and Effie Foster; husband of Sadie Kathleen Foster, of Hatfield, Hertfordshire. [ORB} Failed to return from a scramble. F Sgt W P FOster who was in one of the first four sections to go off is misisng. HIs section, he was flying Yellow3 was flying through cloud for most of its sortie time and when in the vicinity of MAWLAIK and at 30000 feet, made a wide turn through about 180 degrees to starboard to head for home. F Sgt W P Foster was then in full sight of the three accompanying aircraft although they were in cloud and were all in proper formation. Just as the turn was completed Foster still in formation rose above the leading aircraft followed by Yellow4 He then went into a shallow dive pulled up rather sharply, stalled and fell away to tarboard in a tight spiral. He passed out of sight in the surrounding cloud. Nothing has been heard from hims ince.
Source http://www.152hydera

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