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MB955

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire MB955 PR Mk XIT, Built at Chattis Hill.
FF 20-10-43, delivered to Benson 5-11-43, assigned to 14PRS 7PRG 8AF USAAF 5-12-43
Lost over Holland Pilot Lt Paul A Balogh MACR 9170. 19-9-44, SOC.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    Group
    Based for the majority of their service at Mount Farm, Oxfordshire, the 7th Photographic Group (Reconnaissance) took over three million intelligence photos during the course of 4,251 sorties over occupied Europe. The Group was awarded a Distinguished...

  • 14th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

People

  • Gerald Adams

    Military | Colonel | Pilot/Squadron Commander | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

  • Paul Balogh

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
    Shot down by German fighters over Belgium on 19 September 1944. Stayed with his crippled Spitfire Mark XI to prevent it from crashing into Creancey. Died when the Spitfire crashed outside of the town. [Document attached to database form. ] PH

  • John Blyth

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
    31 October 1943 in F-5A#212322 forced to return to base due to equipment problems and haze. Attempting to land at RAF Thame, did not stop in time and had accident.

  • Fabian Egan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Photo Reconnaissance Pilot | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel

  • George Nesselrode

    Military | Captain | Squadron Commander/Photo Reconnaissance Pilot | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

Missions

Places

  • Mount Farm

    Military site : airfield
    Originally a grass airfield satellite for the RAF Photographic Reconnaissance Unit at nearby RAF Benson, Mount Farm was built in 1940-1941. It had three concrete runways, 49 dispersals (24 concrete pan type plus 25 PSP squares), and eight blister...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Chattis Hill, Spitfire Ln, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6JS, UK 20 October 1943 – 19 September 1944

Built at Chattis Hill. First flew 20-10-43. Test flown by Leif Lundsten.

Delivered Royal Air Force, RAF Benson, Benson, Wallingford OX10 6AA, UK 5 November 1943

Delivered to RAF Benson 5-11-43.

Assigned Mt Farm Cottage, Dorchester, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7PG, UK 5 December 1943

Assigned to 14th PRS 7th PRG 8th AF USAAF 5-12-43.

Crashed Belgium 19 September 1944

Failed To Return FTR Pilot Lt Paul A Balogh KIA MACR 9170. 19-9-44. Shot down by German fighters over Belgium. Pilot stayed with his crippled Spitfire to prevent it from crashing into Creancey. Died when the Spitfire crashed outside of the town.

Struck Off Charge SOC Mt Farm Cottage, Dorchester, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7PG, UK 20 September 1944

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2015 12:25:52 Lucy May Changes to serial number
Sources

Changed serial number from MB-955 to MB955 as instructed.

Date Contributor Update
14 September 2015 18:11:22 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=MB955

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 9170 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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