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    Default Spitfire loss over Italy March 1945

    Hello all,

    Im looking for info about serial number and code letters of No 225 squadron Spitfire Mk. IX of F/O Alfred Earl JOYNT (J/29889) who was lost 14th March 1945.

    Plane and pilot were lost on a tactical reconnaissance sortie in the Reggio area of Italy when his engine had failed, when he tried to exit, his parachute became entangled in the wing and he went down with his plane. Aircraft crashed seven miles SE of Beroeto Italy. The wreckage was not found until a much later date when some children found his tags and they were given to the proper authorities and they moved his remains to the Canadian War Cemetery in Milan Italy.

    Any information will be very helpful

    Milan

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    Hello all,

    I found the serial number MA311 but this informaton is not veryfied. Who can helps with verification of this serial number?

    TIA

    Milan

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    Hello Milan,

    MA311

    225 Sqdn Flying Accident Cat E 14-6-44. (Spitfire the History)
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    Engine cut on reconnaissance; forcelanded 15m SE of Bercéta 19-3-45.( Air Brit MA110-MZ999)

    Two different stories.

    The date of 14th March 1945 overcomes the serial number MA311 so as you say it must be another Spitfire from 225 Sqdn.

    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 27th October 2008 at 14:01.

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    Hi Alex,

    thank you very much for verification of serial number MA311, but this is another one Spitfire from 225 squadron.

    Milan

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