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    Hello,

    Could someone with the latest AB Register, please supply a full service history of Spitfire IIA P7427?

    Thanks,

    Col.
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    Col,
    Spitfire IIA P7427 (Castle Bromwich built)
    19 Squadron
    1402 Flight
    58 OTU
    2 Tactical Exercise Unit
    Abandoned after control lost 1m S of Dunfermline, Fife, 17.2.44

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    Hello Ian,

    Thank you. That's the information I required.

    Most of the refs I consulted quoted 58 OTU as the final unit of Spitfire P7427, which I knew to be incorrect, but needed confirmation. No.2 TEU was formed on 15-10-1943 from No.2 Combat Training Wing in No.9 Training Group, at Grangemouth.

    I now have:

    17-2-1944
    No.2 Tactical Exercise Unit, Grangemouth.
    Spitfire IIA P7427

    Abandoned after control lost 1m S of Dunfermline, Fife.

    AUS414715 F/Sgt (Pilot) William Edmund MALONEY RAAF - Baled out safely.

    Maloney RAAF, later served on No.80 Sqn. He was shot down by flak in Tempest V EJ662 on 16-9-1944, and was murdered by a group of SA men after safely crash-landing his aircraft.

    Col.
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    Col,
    EJ662 was hit by flak near Arnhem and crashlanded at Elten-Grondstein close to Babberich on the German/Dutch border. Was murdered in Emmerich by 'Wachtmeister (Sgt) der Gendarmerie' Hans Renoth. Renoth was arrested after the war, sentenced to death by a British Military Court at Elten 10-1-1946. Executed 8-3-1946.
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    Henk.

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    Henk,

    Thanks for the extra detail on the murder of Maloney RAAF.

    Much appreciated,

    Col.

    PS. Hope you are well!

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    Col,
    The pilot was not murdered at Emmerich but sitting in a ditch near the wreckage severely beaten by some Germans and at the same location shot to death. Emmerich may have been named as Elten was in the district of Emmerich.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Henk,

    Amendment noted. Thanks.

    Col.

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