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Spitfire LFVIII MV417 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire LFVIII MV417

LFVIII Super M66 6MU.....[TRUNCATED] More information in: Spitfire Site

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  25 Mar 45 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  MV417
Unit  67 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Dabaing 1 Country  Burma
Aircrew details WO Granville MYERS*(1439218)
Details Hit Hurricane on take-off and crashed Dabaing. WO G Myers struck an hurricane on take off and crashed into trees at the north end of the runway and he was killed immediately. The aircraft burst into flames and exploded. Deat was instantaneous due to compound fracture of skull and other injuries. Buried at Akyab Military cemetary. 1715 Hours
Source ORB

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