F/Lt Wilfred J. Goby (122949) of 81 Squadron is buried at Salerno, Italy, date of death 13-9-1943. On the same day Spitfire IX MA253 is said to have been damaged by Do217s. The RAF pilot abandoned his fighter near Salerno according the Spitfire production list.

Is there any connection between the death of F/Lt Goby and Spitfire MA253?

Thanks for any info.