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  Supermarine Spitfire LF.VIII Serial Number A58-350 
RAAF
54 Squadron, RAF

Former Assignment:
452 Squadron, RAAF

Aircraft History
Built by Supermarine. Assigned Royal Air Force (RAF) serial number JG416. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia.

Wartime History
On January 3, 1944 delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Spitfire A58-350. Reassembled by 3 Air Depot (3 AD). On April 14, 1944 assigned to 548 Squadron.

Mission History
On June 10, 1944 took off piloted by P/O Brown as one of nine aircraft transiting north with a Beaufort plus Spitfire A58-345, Spitfire A58-383 and this aircraft. This P-40 suffered a landing accident at Garbutt Field at Townsville. On landing, ran into three oil drums and ground looped.

Wreckage
On June 19, 1944 the aircraft as assigned to 13 ARD. On September 25, 1945 to 6 Air Depot (6 AD) for storage. During November 1946 converted to compnents and scrapped.

References
ADF Serials - Spitfire A58-350

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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