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    Default Spitfire AB177

    Hello all,

    Does anyone know more about the pilot who wrecked Spitfire AB177? For those who have the book GIFT OF WAR of Air-Britain, it was a presentation aircraft (I.S.P.) and the pilot was J. FORD and escaped injuries.

    Any christian name and service number would be welcolme.

    Thanks in advance

    Phil

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    As common a name as it is, the LG has only a Jack Ford 51447 being promoted to Sgt. 25 May 1943 and up to P/O on 27 Aug 1943. He was with Technical Branch by 29 Jan 1944 being promoted to F/O.

    This accident was with 167 Sqn at Scornton according to the Spit's production file.

    There are very few Fords with other initials appearing as RAF so this could well be your man.
    David

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    Default And a little more...

    Apparently our man Ford (if it was him) attempted to take off in coarse pitch and hit a tree, aircraft was designated CAT E 14/05/1942 and SOC 19/05/1942.

    Seasons greetings to all,

    Colin

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