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Spitfire A58-347

Aircraft Model:Supermarine Spitfire LF.VIII
Identities:JG352; A58-347
Units:No. 549 Squadron, RAF

Timeline

3 January 1944Received by No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex UK.
4 January 1944Aircraft renumbered as A58-347.
2 February 1944Allotted to No. 548 Squadron, RAF.
9 February 1944Above allotment cancelled.
3 April 1944Allotted to No. 549 Squadron, RAF.
13 April 1944Received by No. 549 Squadron, RAF.
8 November 1944Aircraft suffered engine failure between Darwin and Truscott and was subsequently ditched offshore.
Pilot: F/O ALFRED RICHARD HARRY PALMER, RAF 130639 (Missing)
22 November 1944Approval given for write-off.

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, RAAF Unit History sheets (Form A50) [Operations Record Book - Forms A50 and A51] Number 549 Squadron (RAF) Dec 43 - Aug 45, A9186, 163.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Spitfire A58/347 - Investigation re accident at Truscott on 8.11.44, A705, 32/31/1019.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, Aircraft Status cards - Spitfire A58-300 to A58-399, A10297, BLOCK 370.

Wilson, S. 1999 Spitfire. Fyshwick: Aerospace Publications Pty. Ltd.

Record updated on 22 March 2018.


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