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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160607
Last updated: 2 January 2020
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Date:02-JAN-1945
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XI
Owner/operator:681 Squadron Royal Air Force (681 Sqn RAF)
Registration: PL858
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Kalewa (Burma) -   Myanmar
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Imphal, India
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Engine caught fire & aircraft abandoned near Kalewa.

Warrant Officer F.V. Entwisle RAAF baled out and made his way through the jungle to Mawlaik, on the river Chindwin, arriving there on the 6th of January.

The date of this incident is confirmed by a signal sent by the OC, 221 Group to 681 Sqn HQ at Alipore,
commiserating on the apparent loss of WO Entwisle "...he is a loss to the Detachment up here, which has been doing such excellent work."




Sources:

Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999
https://www.scribd.com/doc/156944140/Eyes-for-the-Phoenix


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Sep-2013 08:12 JINX Added
07-Jan-2014 02:03 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Jan-2014 02:54 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
22-Mar-2015 14:36 Jixon Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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