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Spitfire IIa P8608 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire IIa P8608

IIa CBAF MXII 38MU 1.....[TRUNCATED] More information in: Spitfire Site

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57 OTU Spit's or not?Hi all, I'm trawling through my list of 57 OTU Spitfire crashes and have come up with the following serials for which I need clarification: 14.08.44 Supermarine Spitfire II P7583 57 O.T.U. Eshott Aircraft undershot its landing it then hit a fence and crash-landed at Eshott. 05.01.44 Supermarine Spitfire IIA P8015 57 O.T.U. Eshott Aircraft was in the circuit when the engine failed and the pilot then ditched the aircraft in the sea 1 mile north of Boulmer, Northumberland. 15.03.44 Supermarine Spitfire IIA P8608 57 O.T.U. Eshott Aircraft collided on ground with Master N8044 at Eshott. My records show P8608 & P8015 never served with 57 OTU, whilst P7583 does not appear to be a Spitfire serial. Any ideas? Also does anyone have pilot names for these incidents? Thanks, Jim ....Read More.JimCorbett1977 on 5th June 2009 07:42:20
57 OTU Spit's or not?Hello Jim, 14-8-44 Spitfire IIa P7538 57 OTU 24-3-43 Undershot wheels -up landing, struck fence, Eshott 14-8-44 CE 16-8-44. 5-1-44 Spitfire IIa P8017 57 OTU 8-4-42 FACB 25-6-42 ros. Engine failed, into the sea near Boulmer CE 5-1-44. 15-3-44 Spitfire IIa P8608 No joy. Shown as on stength of 52 OTU, which could be a typo. See: Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 5th June 2009 10:54:53
57 OTU Spit's or not?Hi Jim, RAF serials by Air Britain shows P8608 with 266/123/57 OTU struck of charge 20.12.44 Pavel ....Read More.CZ_RAF on 5th June 2009 11:29:52
57 OTU Spit's or not?Thank you both for your replies, I thought they could have been typing errors. Pavel - does Air Britain give the dates P8608 was taken on charge by each of the units? Thanks, Jim ....Read More.JimCorbett1977 on 6th June 2009 03:44:14
57 OTU Spit's or not?Jim, Here is the entry for P8608 in full (with typo!) Spitfire IIa CBAF MXII 38 MU 12-6-41 266S 4-7-41 123S 16-9-41 61 OTU Air collision with P8539 crashed Bomere Heath, Salop CAC 10-9-42 52 OTU 29-1-43 SOC 20-12-44 Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 6th June 2009 04:48:07

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