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Spitfire EP309

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model: VbT
factory: CBAF
engine: M46

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History:

8MU 14-6-42 21MU 2-7-42 Belmor 5-8-42 Takoradi 13-9-42 Middle East 14-10-42 Shot down by Bf109s nr Medenine 20-3-43

* for acronyms please see Spitfire Production
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Pilots:

Name Date Rank Status
ANKON, L 1944‑09‑06 Pilot Officer kia
note: 'pilot to aircraft' linkage created via Pilot's page

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Comments / Questions:


by: andrea EP309 2016-12-12 10:58:03

Yugoslav sources ( qualified , well known air historians) claims that the pilot of this plane was P/O Leopold Ankon.
There were only two squadrons of Yugoslav Spitfires (351 and 352 , so the mistake would be out of question. All of those Spitfires are well documented.
Pilot crashed into the mountain Sv. Ilija becouse of low clouds, after the bombing attack at the road Vrgorac-Župa. KIA.
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reply: Kevin Charles EP309 2021-11-15 22:18:30

Hi Andrea. The Operational Book for 601 squadron lists EP309 as failing to return from an operation on 1943-03-17 (I'll e-mail you the entry). But that doesn't mean that the ORB is correct. So I'll investigate and see what I can find out. Thanks.
Kevin Charles