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Firefly Losses in NEI

June 25 2008 at 3:39 AM
David Reasoner 

Response to No Dutch Firefly


Jos Heyman lists 5 Firefly Mk.1 of 860 Squadron written off in the NEI during 1946-47:

F-13 crashed 12 October 1946 at Kemajoran

F-18 crashed 17 March 1947 (location not specified)

F-22 lost 21 July 1947 (location not specified)

F-24 lost 14 May 1947 (location not specified)

F-27 lost 4 August 1947 (location not specified)

The ten surviving Firefly Mk.1 were withdrawn 16 April 1950 and returned to The Netherlands. 860 Squadron was disbanded 15 May 1950.


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