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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  26 Feb 46 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  MD403
Unit  155 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Medan Country  Indonesia
Aircrew details F Sgt Fred Dane
Details air collision with MV483 crashed Arnhemia Sumatra . Dane Baled out. [ORB} Multiple pilots carried out Sector Recce and Aerobatics during which WO Andreson was killed as a result of mid air collision with F Sgt Dane. The latter baled out and his open parachute has been found. The Indonesians say he landed safely and ran into the jungle. No trace has been found of him. Flt Lt Curtis flew twice on patrols voer the crashed ac giving cover to the groudn serach party. Dane arrived on the morning of 28th back at medan after walking back from scene of crash. it was a commednable effort that he walked back withotu shoes or Jungle kit, these having parted company with him when his parachute opened.
Source ORB

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