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    Default Spitfire JL178 crash - 451 Sqn

    Hello,

    This Spitfire JL178/BQ-M crashed on 10 or 12 March 1944 but no details are given about the circumstances. Does anyone know, including who was in command?

    Many thanks

    Phil

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    Default Re: Spitfire JL178 crash - 451 Sqn

    Phil,
    Before anyone goes off wasting time investigating avenues that you have already pursued, can you please clarify where "no details are given about the circumstances"?
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    Andy

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    Default Re: Spitfire JL178 crash - 451 Sqn

    This is what it is known:
    JL178 IX CBAF M63 39MU 5-4-43 47MU 12-4-43 R687 29-4-43 Casablanca 17-5-43 Middle East 1-7-43 NWAfrica 1-11-43 Middle East FACE 12-3-44
    Also, nothing is mentioned in the ORB

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    Default Re: Spitfire JL178 crash - 451 Sqn

    You do know that 451 was RAAF ?
    Andrew

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    Default Re: Spitfire JL178 crash - 451 Sqn

    Yes I know but that doesn't help in finding what happened to JL178.

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    Default Re: Spitfire JL178 crash - 451 Sqn

    Phil,

    I had a look at our Archives the ORBís for March 1944 donít appear to be there both February and April are but not March, unless itís missed filed?

    John.

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    Default Re: Spitfire JL178 crash - 451 Sqn

    Hi,

    Is the pilot beside JL178 F/O Malcolm Arthur KEMP 416218? He flew the a/c 4 Feb 44Ö

    https://allspitfirepilots.org/aircraft/JL178

    https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/MEA1665?image=1

    Regards

    Mojmir

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