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    Hello All,

    Spitfire EE722 is known to have been wrecked in an accident on 8 January 1945 at Skeabrae. If I follow what A-B register gives, it was serving with 441 Sqn, a type normally no more in SQn use and furthermore a place where the sqn wasn't stationned at that time.

    Any info would be appreciated

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    The answer is here:

    http://www.rcaf.com/Squadrons/squadronDetail.php?No.-441-Squadron-97

    and

    http://nationalcoldwarexhibition.org/explore/squadron.cfm?number=441

    "On 28 December 1944 the squadron went to RAF Skaebrae for a rest and in order to defend the Fleet base at Scapa Flow. It returned to RAF Hawkinge in April 1945 later moving to Hunsdon and Digby over the next two months. "

    No mention of the using Spitfire Vs that late though, perhaps it was a Squadron hack?

    Simon
    Last edited by wwrsimon; 22nd August 2010 at 13:03. Reason: Extra link added

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    From my files I have Spitfire EE722 as a landing accident where the aircraft ran off the runway and was tipped onto it's nose by high winds which sounds fairly minor.
    441 sqn also lost another Spitfire on 10 Mar. 1945 when Spitfire ML216 went missing on a GCI exercise off the Orkneys.

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