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Old 10th January 2021, 22:06
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Spitfire Wreckage E-Bay

From German E-Bay;

Looks like a 1943-1944 Spitfire casualty. The number "3" is visible for the serial number. Any ideas?
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Old 11th January 2021, 04:14
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Re: Spitfire Wreckage E-Bay

Looks to be a Mk I thru V with the small oil cooler under the left wing. The fuselage roundel looks like it has five rings of color.
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Old 11th January 2021, 16:34
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Re: Spitfire Wreckage E-Bay

Then it has to be a Spitfire V. The 20mm cannons are visible.
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Old 11th January 2021, 17:15
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Re: Spitfire Wreckage E-Bay

BM329 MT-C or G of 122 Sqn. Shot down by Flak 15 Jul 42, Sgt D S James killed
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Old 11th January 2021, 18:47
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Re: Spitfire Wreckage E-Bay

I would add that it looks like he made a controlled landing that wadded up at the end (stall, cart wheel, etc.), it didn't fall out of the sky like that with so little damage.
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Old 11th January 2021, 18:53
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Re: Spitfire Wreckage E-Bay

Whatever, it was on the beach north of Etaples. 122 Sqn was at 0' attacking a hutted encampment near Etaples. Nobody saw what happened to him but at the height they were, no chance of baling out.
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Re: Spitfire Wreckage E-Bay

Unusual to see a German photo taken on ortho film.
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Thanks Chris!
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