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Last updated: 12 May 2020
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Date:04-JUN-1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX
Owner/operator:243 Squadron Royal Air Force (243 Sqn RAF)
Registration: MK668
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Loppia - Fornaci di Barga -   Italy
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Poretta (Corse)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed on the banks of the Serchio river attempting an emergency landing after engine failure due to combat with Me.109s. Pilot Sgt William Clement Spencer (24) RAFVR was killed in the crash.

Sources:

http://www.comune.coreglia.lu.it/attachments/073_056_18%20-%20Il%20Giornale%20di%20Coreglia%20Marzo%202008.pdf (p.7)
RAF.Org-Casualties 1944.
Spitfire production list


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Mar-2014 15:50 jollyroger Added
28-Aug-2019 21:01 angels one five Updated [Registration, Operator, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]
17-Sep-2019 20:16 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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