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  Supermarine Spitfire LF.VIII Serial Number A58-350 
RAAF
548 Squadron

Aircraft History
Built by Supermarine. Assigned Royal Air Force (RAF) Spitfire LF.VIII 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 serial number A58-350. Reassembled by 3 Air Depot (3 AD). On April 14, 1944 assigned to 548 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.

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

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

References
ADF Serials - Spitfire A58-350

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Last Updated
June 1, 2019

 

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