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Norway Spitfire #3

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  • paulmcmillan
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    • Jan 2000
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    Norway Spitfire #3

    In this months Aeroplane - There is an article about the recovery of MK997 and in the discussion with majority owner Runar Vassbotten (Of Norwegian Flying Aces) he says " Earlier this spring we found another Spitfire IX, MJ785, which crashed during the summer of 1945 while being operated by No.165 Squadron in Norway. So we then have the possibility to rebuild MJ785 as our second two-seater (EN570 will be a two seater) and Keep MK997 as a single seater)

    MJ785 was being flown by Warrant Officer Stanley Victor Douglas Brown #1335132 of 165 Squadron RAF when it crashed 28.07.1945 and he was killed He was Born 11.01.1922

    I believe it hit power cables and crashed while undertaking performance aerobatics at 10.45- The location is variously described as "
    Killed when his Spitfire went down east of Trondheim, Norway or twenty miles north of
    Trondheim (which would make it the other side of Trondheimsfjord

    Has any one got a better location ?
    Last edited by paulmcmillan; 13th September 2018, 09:23.
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