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    Default Spitfire SM384 mid air collision with SM333 near Ostend januari 14 1945

    Hello ,

    On januari 14 1945 Spitfire XIV SM384 flown by P/O Newberry Edward Raymond RAAF 421753 collided with Spitfire SM333 near Oostende Belgium during a sweep to Frankfurt. Did P/O Newberry Edward Raymond bailed out or was he able to fly back to Hawkinge

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    Alain12
    Last edited by Jagan; 26th May 2021 at 23:08. Reason: Corrected Serial Numbers so that they come up in search

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    Default Re: Spitfire SM 384 mid air collision with SM 333 near Ostend januari 14 1945

    Hi Alain,

    His service file is on line at our Archives there is a crash file there but it is not on line, the fact that there is a file suggests that he did not fly it back to base.

    Cheers,

    John.

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    Default Re: Spitfire SM 384 mid air collision with SM 333 near Ostend januari 14 1945

    Hello Alain,

    He baled out. Via the A705 file on Flight Lieutenant John Desmond Wallis, 408541, you can find "Extract from Court of Inquiry into accident to Spitfire MK. 16 SM. 333 and Spitfire MK. 16 SM. 348". Serial number error in report.

    https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/Sear...aspx?B=1083122

    See pages 19-20 and forward.

    In Fighter Command Losses 1944-1945 by Norman L R Franks, is mentioned that P/O Newburry came into hospital in Oostende with shock.

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    Finn Buch
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    Default Re: Spitfire SM384 mid air collision with SM333 near Ostend januari 14 1945

    Heelo ,

    Thank you all for yor reply

    Alain12

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