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Spitfire MD324 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Spitfire MD324



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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  12 Sep 44 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  MD324
Unit  Not607 Operating Airfield   Country  India
Aircrew details
Details Engine cut stalled in forced landing Sapam 9-12-1944
Source ORB
Date of Crash  09 Dec 44 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  MD324
Unit  607 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Sapam Country  India
Aircrew details WO J D Townend
Details IN the afternoon WO Townends engine cut when changing onto the long range tank andhe was unable to restart his engine when he changed back to main tank. While attempting a forced landing at Sapam, he stalled and crashed. The Spitfire was a complete write off, but WO Townend only suffered from a lacerated forehead, slight abrasions and shock. Admitted to hospital. Sixth incident of using the 30 gall long range tank. 1400-1410
Source ORB


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