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    Gentlemen and women of course, we have been sent a plate, believed to be from a Spitfire discovered in Germany.
    But I have no idea how I am able to place a photo of that on here if anyone could assist please?
    They believe it may have been one that crashed on the 18th December 1944.
    Many thanks,
    Kelvin

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    Kelvin

    Any idea of a rough location in Germany around 10 Spits lost that day and a number in Germany

    Paul

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    An expert I am in contact with suggests it is probably a Supermarine built '6S' Mk XIV
    The MOD 1000 Number indicates built after 1943

    A location of recovery would help


    Losses of XIV on 18th Dec 1944 in Germany

    41 Sqn RM699 NE Munster W/O A S Appleton Bailed Out
    610 Sqn RM736 S Aachen F/L B M Madden Killed *

    * see http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/12877.php
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    Many thanks Paul - I have asked the question and will come back to you.
    Kelvin

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    OK Paul, location is here: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.13.../data=!3m1!1e3
    South West of Lienen. So it looks like it could well be Appleton's Spitfire then.

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