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Spitfire MD356 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire MD356

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  04 Jan 45 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  MD356
Unit  17 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Taukkyan Country  Burma
Aircrew details F Sgt R J King
Details Engine cut on escort mission bellylanded nr Mukkdawchaung. During a VIP escort to Kaduma, F Sgt King was reported missing. After seven hours search he was eventually located at MUKKDAW CHANG at 1645 Hours. King was later located at 13 ICCS on 13/1/45. He was suffering from severe shock. F541: Escort sortie with Fg Offr W J Detler - TO 0930. Detler returned 10.45. Two Spitfires escorted L5 from Kalewa to Kaduma. During this escort, Blue 2 was not seen after SQ5565 at 1000 Hours. The pilot was reported missing on return of Blue 1
Source ORB

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