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Spitfire MH637 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire MH637

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  15 Jan 44 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  MH637
Unit  136 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Ramu Country  India
Aircrew details Fg Offr Denis Edmund William GARVAN(411770)
Details Shot up in air combat - Crash landed on way to home. 0801 Squadron scrambled for incoming raid. F/O Garvan when returning to base and 30 miles N of Maungdaw was attacked by e/a and hit in the engine and elevator, he was forced to crash land in a paddy field 2 miles NW of UKHIA and accomplished this without injury to himself. F/O Garvan did not see the enemy aircraft which attacked him. He returned to base a few hours afterwards
Source ORB

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