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Spitfire LA232

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model: F21
factory: SM
engine: G61

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History:

test flown Flt/Lt Johnson VASM 13-2-45 allot 33MU del VASM 6-3-45 for prop trials new eng install. del CBAF by S/Ldr Ellis (CB test pilot) 4-5-45 continuation of trials. G85 Rotol contra/prop. Became personal aircraft TT AVM TC Traill HCCS landed one undercarriage leg up White Waltham CE 3-10-49

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Pilots:

NameRankStatus
John W Baker Air Chief Marshal Sir ok
note: 'pilot to aircraft' linkage created via Pilot's page

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Comments / Questions:


by: kurtis AVM Baker or TT (Traill) or both? 2016-08-28 06:46:45

The official record states this was the personal aircraft of another officer, TT (AVM TC Traill). Yet other imagery shows or claims it as personal aircraft of Baker. Who can elaborate?
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reply: alangbaker 2021-06-23 18:49:16

Both:

First Baker when he was AOC 12 Group, then Traill