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Old 7th May 2016, 05:20
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Crashlanded RAF airplane on beach

A nice picture of what looks to be a crash landed Spitfire, with the yellow letter "L", with the tail broken off. The odd thing is that the airplane appears to have an "A" type roundel on the side, instead of a "A1" roundel with the outer yellow ring.

Any ideas as to the identity of this airplane?

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Old 7th May 2016, 14:25
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Re: Crashlanded RAF airplane on beach

Fairey Battle

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Old 7th May 2016, 19:16
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Re: Crashlanded RAF airplane on beach

Thanks! I though the fuselage cross section was too big for a Spitfire but wasn't sure
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Old 8th May 2016, 08:42
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Re: Crashlanded RAF airplane on beach

23 August 1940 142 Squadron, Eastchurch Battle L5503. Shot down by Bf109s during sortie to attack E-boats and seaplanes moored in the Channel and wrecked ditching just offshore at Le Portel, south-west of Boulogne, 7.10 p.m. (WOp/AG) Sergeant Laurence Mortimer Lowry missing, (Pilot) Midshipman Arthur Taylor (RN) and (Obs) Pilot Officer Alan George Middleton both captured. Aircraft QT*L a write-off.
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