Date of Crash  26 Jan 44 Aircraft Type  Spitfire
Serial Number  P8665 Unit  61OTU
Pilot details Fg Offr Ikbal Narayan Shivpuri
Short Text  lost way in bad weather and cr in Wales
Details  1858 Flg Off (Plt) Ikbal Narayan Shiv Puri, IAF, 61OTU (Rednal), 26. Control of Spitfire P8665, returning from firing practice at Prestatyn range, disobeyed orders to return via Hawarden, became lost in cloud and crashed at Gellifor (SJ1262), 4m N of Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales, 26.1.44. Solo hrs 243, on type 18.

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