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    Default Spitfire RN212

    Dear Gentlemen,

    this Spitfire crashed on 11.4.1945. The pilot was able to bale out.

    Who can add informations about the (possible) crash area?

    Any help is much appreciated!

    kind regards

    Steve

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    All I have for this is

    130 Sqn, Armed Recce, ground attack on Motor Transport (MT), hit by debris from
    exploding MT, lost control, Pilo Bailed Out 11.4.45 (am), F/Lt PE SIBETH safe

    Paul

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    Dear Paul,

    thanks for your answer. The crash area remains a mystery.

    kind regards

    Steve

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    Hi Steve
    This hardly helps, but 2nd TAF VOL 3, Shores and Thomas, reports the incident much the same as in Paul's post but adds that the bale-out was in Allied Territory.130 Sqn were operating at the time from Twente moving to Celle on 17/4/45. I hope this narrows the search area a little.
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    Default F/Lt Sibeth - 11 April 1945

    Hi Steve

    No further clues from the 125 Wing ORB either, other than, supposedly, it was not an attack on MT but an ammo train:

    11/4/45

    Good weather enable the Wing to get cracking to an early start and the day yielded quite good fruit the richest of which was a Ju 52 destroyed by F/Lt Gaze. The Wing Commander led a galaxy of talent on a personally conducted tour of German airfields as a final gesture to a real summer's day but they had no joy. Congratulations to F/Lt Sibeth on a successful bale-out after being hit by debris from an exploding ammo train he and his pals had just blown up. S/Ldr Terry Spencer returned to the Wing to-day and resumes command of 350 Sqdn. S/Ldr Woolley taking over 130 Sqdn inplace of S/Ldr Hume who leaves us on a well earned rest at the expiration of his tour.

    No patrol areas are specified for 8th/9th/10/11th April - but, if it helps with anything, the following day they were operating patrols between "Delmonhorst and Verden" "Rotenburg-Soltau-Celle" and on the 13th patrols in the "Bremen-Rethem" area.

    cheers

    Allan
    Allan Hillman

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