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    Default Spitfire Wadhurst 26.3.43

    Further to the adjoining Spitfire enigma in Ticehurst,
    Can anyone shed any light on this incident at Great Shoesmith's farm, Wadhurst please?
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    Hi Dave,

    Do you have serial nos. for these Spits?
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    Default Spitfire enigmas

    No thats the problem,
    Its a/c like these that I'm trying to build up a picture about, since they I believe (but will check) are not described in any detail from the original police reports (Sussex Constabulary).

    I'm also running out of people old enough round here to remember them.

    The Norwegian Spitfire was 332 Sqn BTW, not whatever I put in the title box (oooops).

    It was a Mk IX, possibly coded AH-?

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    Hi Dave,

    I did a search of the Spitfire production data and came up with this one from 316 (Polish) Sqn,which was based at Northolt at the time. Not sure if it fits the other details you have but it is one of the only likely candidates for a Mk IX in a flying accident on that date.

    BS200, Flying accident, allocated to Instructional Airframe duties (for ground training), repairable at maintenance facility, 26-3-43

    Wadhurst is about 80 miles southeast of RAF Northolt.
    Last edited by dfuller52; 11th September 2009 at 16:18. Reason: added distance info
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    Hi there.
    Thanks alot!
    I didn't know one could search data like production lists/Morgan+Shacklady etc, for dates, which is interesting.
    If the airframe was relegated to Instructional use, it suggests it was more likely to be a forced landing.
    How good was the search you conducted?
    Dave

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