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Spitfire PRXI PA848 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Spitfire PRXI PA848


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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  02 Jul 44 Aircraft Name  Spitfire PR.XI T Serial Number  PA848
Unit  681 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Alipore Country  India
Aircrew details F Sgt William John COOPER*(412908)
Details Spitfire 'P' lost on Alipore to Cox's Bazar flight . Spitfire PA 848 of 681 Sqdn RAF took off from Alipore, India, at 0631 hours on 2 July 1944, en route to a refuelling base at Cox’s Bazaar, preparatory to carrying out a photo recce over Burma. At 0715 hours the aircraft was plotted over the sea in a position 10 miles northwest of Sudharan, Bengal, Nothing was heard from the aircraft and it did not return to base after the mission. There were severe rainstorms in the area when searches were carried out, but no trace of the missing aircraft or pilot was found. [ORB]: Two operations over Burma, one succesful, the other lresulted in loss of F Sgt Cooper in Spitfire XI. 224 Group made wide searches uncessfully. [F541]: 0630- PR of Meiktila Heho Augnban and Namsang. Missing between Alipore and Cox Bazaar. Lost plot at 22 04 N 90 98 E. Search made by ASR for two days. WEather was bad on 2nd and the following day when search was made
Source ORB

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Spitfire PR.XI T PA848

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Warrant OfficerWilliam John COOPER (412908) Spitfire PRXI PA848   1944-07-02 SingaporeSingapore Memorial


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