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    Default F/O. Geoffrey Bond 91 Squadron 19/09/1943

    Hi,

    On 19/09/1943 F/O. Geoffrey Bond of 91 Squadron lost his life while flying a Spitfire XII. The orb of his Squadron (AIR27/740) mentions that his plane was MB841.

    The Spitfire Production list, which can be found at www.airhistory.org.uk, mentions EN614.

    Which one is correct ?

    Many thanks in advance !

    Luc

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    Hello,

    Peter Hall in his "No.91 'Nigeria' Squadron", states the following:

    Appendix 4. No.91 Sqn Roll of Honour.

    19/9/43

    Fg Off Geoffrey William Bond. Failed to return from Ramrod 232 in Spitfire XII EN614. He was buried at Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium.

    See:
    No.91 'Nigeria' Squadron (Osprey Aviation Elite - 3)
    Hall,Peter.
    Botley:Osprey Publishing,2001.
    p.119 (see also 9pp.85-6)

    Spitfire XII MB841.

    8 MU 23-5-43
    405 ARF Heston 25-8-43
    91 Sqn 9-10-43 (EB-R)
    41 Sqn 15-5-44
    Category 'B' Flying battle 18-7-44
    AST Repaired in works 2-8-44, awaiting collection 3-3-45
    39 MU 7-5-45, claimed by 39 MU as non-effective aircraft, Home Census March 1946, struck off charge 16-5-46

    From Steve Brew data on his old 41 Sqn site.

    Col.
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    Col,

    Thanks for the confirmation that the plane in question is EN614.

    Best regards

    Luc

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    By the way, EN614 was coded DL-T per Phil Listemann's ​Allied Wings No.1: Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XII.

    Tom

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    Tom,

    Thanks for the addition information !

    Best regards

    Luc

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