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    Default SPITFIRE MK V b ER 139 OF THE 5 R.F.U.

    I am investigating about the spitfire MK V b ER 139 of the 5 R.F.U., lost in accident in Italy on September, 11, 1944.
    The pilot, 2nd Lt E.G.WATERS, S.A.A.F., seconded to the R.A.F., was K.I.A.
    I would like to find out WHERE exactly this spit crashed: near Cremona, Po river valley????

    The S.A.A.F. Historical Branch suggested me to contact British sources...
    What is the meaning of R.F.U.? Royal Fim Unit????
    Thanks!
    Ago

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    Hi Ago,

    I have two meanings of this abbreviation:
    RFU Long Rang Ferry Unit
    RFU Refresher Flying Unit


    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
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    Ago,

    5 RFU = No. 5 Refresher Flying Unit.

    From 8 to 24 September 1944 it was based at Lorgetto 'to provide additional flying experience on the operational types used by the Desert Air Force with 14 Spitfire and 12 kittyhawk'.

    Source: Air-Britain's 'RAF Flying Training and Support Units since 1912.

    Errol

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    Many thanks to Errol Martyn and CZ_RAF for the precious info!

    To Errol Martyn: what about 'LORGHETTO'? Could it be LORETO?
    Best regards,
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    "To Errol Martyn: what about 'LORGHETTO'? Could it be LORETO?"

    No, not according to the book.

    Errol

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    Default Spit Er 139

    Thanks to the Military Attachè at the British Embassy in Rome, I found out that the SPIT ER 139 crashed near Ancona (Italy). So it is not subject of my research.
    B.R.
    AGO

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