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Spitfire XIX PL858 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire XIX PL858

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  02 Jan 45 Aircraft Name  Spitfire PR.XI T Serial Number  PL858
Unit  681 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Alipore Country  India
Aircrew details WO Frank Victor Entwistle(409100)
Details BO 40m E of Chindwin River.made it back by 6th EftP. WO Entisle ted missing on ops on 2/1/45 and was heard over the R/T i friendly territory stating that his engine had cut and he was attempting to glide in. A search revealed nothing but on on 8/1/45 WO Entwisle reported to AMES MAWLAIK uninjured. F541: Took off from Imphal at 10.35 baled out at 13.05 on return from Mandalay . engine caught fire. Landed in heavy jungle country approx 40 m E of Chidwin River between MAWLAIK and KALEWA, took him five days to walk out and eventually reached MAWLAIK late in the afternoon of the 6th
Source ORB

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