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    Hi,

    Help wanted please, with the fate of the above Spitfire.

    The Spitfire production record has the aircraft being shot down by mistake by British ships on 18/7/40. The Sqdn is stated to be No.152.

    The problem is that as far as I can tell, 152 lost no Spits on that date, although they had two damaged, both returning safely to Base.

    So, where is the error ? Is it in the date or the unit number ?

    Any information or ideas will be most gratefully received.

    Thanks in advance.
    a15

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    Air Britain Aeromilitaria Spring 2006 - First 300 Spitfires has same fate and date

    152 Sqn - Hit by small arms fire from convoy ; abandoned after header tank collapsed 20miles south of St Catharines Point IoW 18.7.1940

    Maybe Ross has a a Lifeboat reference for this if pilot was rescued?

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    Hello Paul,

    Thank you for the additional information.

    It appears that the pilot survived his bale out into the sea as I have found no RAF casualty ( death ) for 18/7/40 which matches.

    I found the ORB for 152 Sqdn on-line but the entry for the day provides no further information to that which I have already, but does confirm that 152 was in combat in the Isle of Wight area on the day.

    Thanks again,

    a15.

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