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Spitfire IIa P8078 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire IIa P8078

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  20 Jul 42 Aircraft Name  Spitfire IIa Serial Number  P8078
Unit  58 OTU Operating Airfield   Country  UK
Aircrew details
Source Henk Welting's Database

National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/8358Pilot Officer Radomski (Polish): injured; enemy action near Ashford, Kent, Spitfire P8078, 306 Squadron, 16 August 1941.C16924200

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