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    Default Spitfire EP518, crashed 01/12/1944

    I'm looking to confirm the crash location of Spitfire EP518, lost whilst serving with 57 OTU at Eshott. The Pilot was Sgt Boris Zeman (788554), a Czech I believe, who was killed.

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    Jim Corbett

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    Hi Jim

    Air Crashes in the Lake District puts it at Askerton and gives an OS reference of 580730 which places it more precisely at Side Fell, a little to the east of Collin Bank.

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    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for the info. I have that book and I have discovered quite a few errors in it. I'm wondering if anyone has a location from an official source, the Form 1180 for this aircraft is one of the many Spitfire reports which seem to have gone missing and there is no mention of it in the 57 OTU ORB from what I can see.

    Many thanks,
    Jim Corbett

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