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Spitfire XIX PL776 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire XIX PL776

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  28 Mar 45 Aircraft Name  Spitfire PR.XI T Serial Number  PL776
Unit  681 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Alipore Country  Burma
Aircrew details Fg Offr C E PAPPS(405523)
Details Bellylanded in paddy at head of Kaladan river, pilot picked up.. PM135800 Map Ref. [orb]. On 23rd March, Papps made a forced lnading in Burma, South of Cox Bazaar on returning from an operational sortie. He was uninjured and was rescued by USAAF L5 who landed by his crashed aiicraft and flew him back to Cox Bazaar with his cameras. [F541]: Alipore - Cox B - 0830-0910. NE of Akyab engine ran ruough for a short period and fimally stopped. Force landing was made near BAWLIE BAZAAR. CAmeras salvaged. Returned to Cox Bazaar by L5 aircraft of Jungle Rescue Squadron.
Source ORB

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