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    Good evening,

    A Spitfire VIII crashed on 6 April 1945 near Amarda Road in India killing its pilot, but I was unable to find any in Air-Britain file so far.

    Does anyone know the serial of this Spitfire?

    Thanks in advance

    Phil

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    Hello Phil

    Have you looked in the production list here:

    http://www.spitfire.ukf.net/production.htm

    Hope you don't mind me asking (I don't want to seem like I'm questioning your info), but are you sure about the date? A quick advanced search of the site on Google doesn't seem to find anything about a Mk.VIII on 6-4-45, but perhaps a bit more digging may turn something up. For example JG322, which failed to return on 3-4-45 in India.

    Simon

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    Phil,

    Like Simon, I can find no corresponding Spitfire loss.

    There is this:

    Casualty Details

    Name: MITCHELL, ERIC FRANK
    Initials: E F
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 131 Sqdn.
    Age: 23
    Date of Death: 06/04/1945
    Service No: 182250
    Additional information: Son of the Revd. Benjamin Emmanuel Frank Mitchell, M.C., and of Eva Henrietta Mitchell (nee Milligan), of Worthing, Sussex.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 3.J.12.
    Cemetery: RANCHI WAR CEMETERY

    No.131 Sqn operated Mk.VIIIs Feb. 45 - Jun. 45, and was based at Amarda Road, Feb. 45 - April 45.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 30th October 2009 at 15:28. Reason: minor correction

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    This one?
    http://www.danishww2pilots.dk/aircraft.php?id=6009

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