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Old 28th May 2018, 01:38
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Re: Spitfire IX units in Italy, October-November 1944.?

Hello,
Went through the AB serial numbers for Mk.IX Spitfire's.
Looked only at October & November 1944.
EN
140 - 1 SAAF - 16-10-44.
402 - 7 SAAF - 24-10-44.
476 - 1 SAAF - 21-11-44
528 - 7 SAAF - 6-11-44.
JL
172 - 7 SAAF - 17-11-44.
254 - 7 SAAF - 14-11-44.
304 - 253 - 24-10-44.
353 - 87 - 7-11-44.
365 - 94 - 23-10-44.
MA
486 - Med - 15-10-44.
526 - 10 SAAF - 16-10-44.
638 - 93 - 20-10-44.
732 - 41 SAAF - Soc 30-11-44.
734 - 1435 - Soc 10-44.
743 - 73 - 16-11-44.
759 - Med - 15-10-44.
MH
534 - 601 - Soc 23-10-44.
647 - 1435 - 22-10-44.
654 - 1435 - 21-10-44.
833 - 87 - 26-11-44.
930 - 40 SAAF - 17-10-44, NW of Cesenatico.
958 - 253 - 18-11-44.
976 - 4 SAAF - 13-11-44.
995 - 4 SAAF - 20-11-44.
MJ
506 - 40 SAAF - 12-10-44.
513 - 43 - Soc 10.44.
613 - 4 SAAF - 29-10-44.
680 - 3 SAAF - 5-11-44.
743 - 73 - 16-11-44.
788 - 4 SAAF - 3-10-44.
926 - 4 SAAF - 24-10-44
984 - 601 - Soc 23-10-44.
MK
406 - 73 - 5-10-44.
486 - 185 - 6-11-44.
627 - 40 SAAF - 12-11-44.
755 - 43 - 2 -10-44.
ML
Nil.

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Old 28th May 2018, 01:58
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Re: Spitfire IX units in Italy, October-November 1944.?

NH
Nil.
PK
156 - 87 - 28-11-44.
323 - 241 - 20-10-44.
345 - 601 - 7-10-44.
372 - 601 - 13-11-44.
PT
375 - 7 SAAF - 24-10-44.
411 - 72 - 21-11-44.
491 - 4 SAAF - 21-11-44.
557 - 87 - 26-11-44.
583 - 601 - 5-11-44.
606 - 601 - 21-11-44.
646 - 601 - 13-10-44.
648 - 601 - 10-11-44.
649 - 127 - 6-11-44.
701 - 241 - 20-11-44.
707 - 73 - 15-11-44.
728 - 4 SAAF - 18-11-44.
773 - 43 - 16-11-44.
831 - 4 SAAF - 17-11-44.
839 - 87 - 22-11-44.
PV
Nil.
RK
812 - 1 FP - 18-10-44.
838 - 349 - 29-11-44.
861 - 127 - 3-11-44.
RR
227 - 127 - 28-11-44.
233 - ? - 19-10-44.

There were many others but not in the Middle East.
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Re: Spitfire IX units in Italy, October-November 1944.?

Please explain. What is this and what is the source of data?
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Old 28th May 2018, 14:09
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Re: Spitfire IX units in Italy, October-November 1944.?

Hello Marko,

A list of Spitfire Mk. IX's lost in October/November 1944.

Given as -
For example
aa
123 - 123 - 12-3-1944
Serial number - Squadron - Date.

There were others but they were not in the Middle East.

AB serial numbers

Better known as -

Air Britain RAF Serial number Book series AA100 through to ZZ999.

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Re: Spitfire IX units in Italy, October-November 1944.?

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Hello,
Went through the AB serial numbers for Mk.IX Spitfire's.
Looked only at October & November 1944.
EN
140 - 1 SAAF - 16-10-44.
402 - 7 SAAF - 24-10-44.
476 - 1 SAAF - 21-11-44
528 - 7 SAAF - 6-11-44.
249 - NA - Soc 11-44.
JL
172 - 7 SAAF - 17-11-44.
254 - 7 SAAF - 14-11-44.
304 - 253 - 24-10-44.
346 - 249 NFT
353 - 87 - 7-11-44.
365 - 94 - 23-10-44.
MA
486 - Med - 15-10-44.
526 - 10 SAAF - 16-10-44.
638 - 93 - 20-10-44.
732 - 41 SAAF - Soc 30-11-44.
734 - 1435 - Soc 10-44.
743 - 73 - 16-11-44.
759 - Med - 15-10-44.
MH
534 - 601 - Soc 23-10-44.
647 - 1435 - 22-10-44.
654 - 1435 - 21-10-44.
833 - 87 - 26-11-44.
930 - 40 SAAF - 17-10-44, NW of Cesenatico.
958 - 253 - 18-11-44.
976 - 4 SAAF - 13-11-44.
995 - 4 SAAF - 20-11-44.
MJ
399 - 308 - 19-10-44.
506 - 40 SAAF - 12-10-44.
513 - 43 - Soc 10.44.
613 - 4 SAAF - 29-10-44.
680 - 3 SAAF - 5-11-44.
743 - 73 - 16-11-44.
788 - 4 SAAF - 3-10-44.
926 - 4 SAAF - 24-10-44
984 - 601 - Soc 23-10-44.
MK
406 - 73 - 5-10-44.
486 - 185 - 6-11-44.
627 - 40 SAAF - 12-11-44.
729 - 602 - 14-10-44.
ML
358 - 302 - 14-10-44.

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Spitfire IX? JL346.

27-11-1943
No.249 Sqn.
Spitfire Vc JL346:GN-F

Hit by flak. Pilot baled out over sea about five miles from the Albanian coast, seen to get into his dinghy. ASR searches located the pilot but Walrus unable to land. Later searches failed to re-locate him.

NZ412283 F/O (Pilot) Allen John SYKES RNZAF - Missing, presumed dead.

Commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

See:
249 at War:The Authorised History of the RAF's Top-Scoring Fighter Squadron of WWII
Cull,Brian
London:Grub Street,1997
pp.173 & 265

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Re: Spitfire IX units in Italy, October-November 1944.?

Alex, thank you for explanation!

Mr. Bruggy, you can find anything! Thank you for your input.
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Re: Spitfire IX units in Italy, October-November 1944.?

Hello Col,

As I said the info I gave is from the AB series books.

From JA100-JZ999
It has for JL346 the following.

Page 44.
JL346 - 253/249 - NFT.

The info you have provided may well be correct, I do not dispute it.

Thank you for your additional information. But wasn't it already given in an earlier post in this thread ?

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