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    Hello All,

    MD172 is known to have been lost while serving with 131 Sqn. The date given is 14 June, but its trace in the ORB doesn't give any such info.
    Does anyone know anything about the loss of MD172 and the pilot involved?

    Thanks in anticipation

    Phil

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    Hi,

    My understanding of the brief history of this plane, as given in the Spitfire production record, is that the aircraft was not "lost" in the sense that it was shot down.

    It received combat damage Category B (repairable) on 14/6/44, but on 17/7/44 was reassessed as Cat. E (not repairable) and written off the books.

    I hope this helps.

    a15.

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