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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162531
Last updated: 18 August 2020
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Date:13-APR-1944
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIII
Owner/operator:136 Squadron Royal Air Force (136 Sqn RAF)
Registration: JF833
C/n / msn: 4658
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Burma, about 90 miles east of Wanjing, Manipur, India -   Myanmar
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Wanjing, Manipur, India
Destination airport:Wanjing, Manipur, India
Narrative:
On 13/4/44, 136 Squadron Spitfires were providing cover to RAF Hurricanes on a ground attack mission in Burma.
During the return to Wanjing one of the Spitfires suffered engine failure and a forced landing was made in the jungle.
The Spitfire was later reported to have been located by the British Army, but there was no sign of the pilot. He has never been found.

F/O (J/21577) Raymond Jack Crossfield RCAF - killed.
R.I.P.


Sources:

Spitfire production list (NB: date in the list,13/3/44, is erroneous).
http://www.warbirds.in/Crashes/crdetails.php?crno=RAF0220
cwgc


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Nov-2013 20:21 angels one five Added
27-Nov-2013 20:35 angels one five Updated [Source, Narrative]
09-Jun-2015 07:49 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Source, Damage, Narrative]
06-Nov-2019 23:39 angels one five Updated [Time, Narrative]

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