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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163449
Last updated: 21 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IV
Owner/operator:681 Squadron Royal Air Force (681 Sqn RAF)
Registration: AB319
C/n / msn: 2450
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Alethangwin airstrip, Burma -   Myanmar
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Alipore
Destination airport:RAF Alipore
Spitfire AB319 was on a photo-recce mission to Meiktila in Burma from its base at Alipore, south of Calcutta, and probably with a refuelling "top-up" at Cox's Bazaar in Bengal.
The Spitfire suffered engine trouble over Burma and an emergency landing was made in Japanese-held territory.
Sgt P.S. Marman was injured when he overshot the runway at Alethangwin, but was able to evade capture and made his way to Allied territory.
On 9/7/43 the Spitfire was destroyed by dive-bombing by Vultee Vengeances of 45 Sqdn, RAF, in order to prevent it being examined by the Japanese.

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22-Jan-2014 00:30 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
09-Jun-2015 08:29 Angel dick one Updated [Operator]

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