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EN784

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire EN784 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 12 MU 7-5-42, assigned to 308th USAAF 21-6-42, Flying accident Cat CA damage 9-7-42, ROS, transferred to 412S 18-7-42, Engine cut, abandoned over Channel 27-7-42, SOC.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 31st Fighter Group

    31st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 31st Fighter Group only flew missions from England between June and September 1942 but during this period they supported the Dieppe raid, the assault on occupied Europe, predominantly by the Canadian army. The attack was forced into early retreat...

  • 308th Fighter Squadron

Places

  • Atcham

    Military site : airfield
    Atcham, at some remove from other American Air Force bases in Shropshire, was used by USAAF to train pilots from June 1942, several months before the American Eagle Squadrons were combined to form the 4th Fighter Group. Pilots here were mainly trained...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK May 1942

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Kirkbride, Wigton, Cumbria CA7, UK 7 May 1942

Delivered to No 12 MU 7-5-42.

Assigned Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK 21 June 1942

Assigned to 308th FS, 31st FG, 8th AF USAAF 21-6-42.

Crashed Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK 9 July 1942

Flying accident Cat CA damage 9-7-42.

Repair On Site ROS Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK 10 July 1942 – 17 July 1942

Repair On Site.

Transferred Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4, UK 18 July 1942

Transferred to 412 (RCAF) Sqn 29-6-43.

Crashed English Channel 27 July 1942

Engine cut, abandoned over English Channel 27-7-42.

Struck Off Charge SOC Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4, UK 28 July 1942

Struck Off Charge

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 September 2015 20:32:17 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
19 September 2015 20:27:39 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/archive/index.php?t-35426.html

Date Contributor Update
19 September 2015 16:16:00 Al_Skiff Changes to markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
20 October 2014 18:15:38 Lee8thbuff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, manufacturer, markings, unit associations and person associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 20-Oct-2014

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