"The war is over now, Let me take as prisoners ", the story of a South African pilot shot down in Italy
Peter During, the pilot 7 SQN. the SAAF (South African Air Force) was shot down by Crossfire from the ground in the second half of April 1945. At that time his squadron of Supermarine Spitfire mk. IX, that was the basis of Ravenna, was engaged primarily in bombing missions on the ground and shooting along the Gothic line.
Source: Defense Online