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Crashed Spitfire Yeadon Aerodrome

Crashed Spitfire Yeadon Aerodrome
Crashed Spitfire Yeadon Aerodrome
Title
Crashed Spitfire Yeadon Aerodrome
Date Undated
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
FBA291 & FBA292     Donated by Michael Clements
Comment
This aircraft is a Spitfire Mark XV1, a late post-war (1939-46) model belonging to 609 Squadron.
The 2 images were donated by Michael Clements , his Grandfather Laurie Clements worked at the airport with the airport fire service.

Additional information regarding these photos would be very welcome.

John Stubbs Looks like a late series LF Merlin engined Spitfire - possibly a Mark XVI with clipped wings and teardrop canopy. Post war, with no camouflage. It carries 609 (West Riding) RAuxAF PR markings and the registration looks like TE437 which was built June 1945 and allocated to 609 Sq. April 1947 at Yeadon. On the 22nd March 1948 TF437 bounced on landing and tipped over. She was finally scrapped in 1950. That looks like Whitehouse Lane and the Chevin in the background.
 

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