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stu67
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« on: September 17, 2010, 01:51:41 PM »

Hi

I have been told that there was a 'Rotherham Spitfire'. One which weas produced using cash raised by the town.

Can anyone confirm this ? and where can i find out more about it ?

Reg No.
When it was made
Where it served
and what happened to it

if indeed it existed in the first place....

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Antoni
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2010, 01:03:07 AM »

Mk Vb R7298 Rotherham & District. Crashed into high ground 8 Nov 1944 at Red House Farm, Shropshire on night training flight. Wt Off Woodzimierz Majewski killed. Excavated 5th Mar 1986. Small number of aircraft remains displayed at South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum Firbeck. IWM Photo CH3978. Full history in Gifts of War, Henry Boot & Ray Sturtivant, Air Britain Publication (expensive £55).
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stu67
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2010, 10:44:47 AM »

Antoni

Excellent, thank you.

that'll set me on the right track.

Stu
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