Category: Wrecks Country: Montenegro

British spitfire MK9 Supermarine

Lat: 42.427169556817 Lng: 18.541264383747
British spitfire MK9 Supermarine
On March 7, 1944, a Supermarine Spitfire MK9 Trop plane crashed into the sea in an uncontrolled fall not far from Cape Kabala in Boka Bay As a result of the impact on the sea surface, it broke into several parts. Today, his remains lie scattered on the sandy seabed at a depth of 32m.

The Supermarine Spitfire aircraft has been developed since 1935 in Supermarine's UK factories. The first Spitfire was unveiled in 1936 at the Royal Airforce (RAF) Hendon Exhibition. 

Supermarine Spitfire IX Trop, the wreckage of which lies off Cape Kabala, was hit by anti-aircraft defenses from Kumbor during an attack on the Boka Bay hydrobase. Leaving a trail of thick black smoke behind him, he continued his flight towards Prevlaka Peninsula. Near Rose, it began to sink and crashed near Cape Kabala. The pilot jumped out of the plane and parachuted into the sea, where he was found by German ships, captured and taken to Zelenika (Montenegro).
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