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BR638

Spitfire

This aircraft was originally assigned to 133 Squadron RAF, but transferred to 8th Air Force, 4th Fighter Group, 336th Fighter Squadron on 22-August-1942. It was flown by 1Lt. George B. Sperry in escort of American Bombers making an attack on the German airfield of Porjeau at Morlaix, France. The aircraft was shot down near Morlaix, France and Lt. Sperry was captured as a POW.

Service

Units

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

People

  • George Sperry

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Joined RAFVR, assigned to 133S, transferred to 336FS, 4FG 8AF USAAF. Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Morlaix on 26 Sept 42 (Out of Fuel) in Spitfire BR638.

Missions

  • VIII Fighter Command 133 SQ. RAF

    26 September 1942
    14 aircraft and pilots took off from Great Sampford for Bolthead, Devonshire, landing there at 1230 hours. At 1350 hours and after a very sketchy briefing, 12 aircraft of the Squadron took off together with 401 with orders to make rendezvous with a...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 October 2014 17:24:56 Lee8thbuff Changes to person associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 22-Oct-2104. 'Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces' Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE; National Archives Records Administration (NARA) POW database. Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4th_Operations_Group

Date Contributor Update
22 October 2014 17:15:29 Lee8thbuff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 22-Oct-2014. "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE; Group & Squadron designations based on information from Wikipedia at : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4th_Operations_Group; National Archives Records Admisitration (NARA) POW database.

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