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EN909

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire EN909 Mk Vb, Built at Chattis Hill.
Delivered to No 5 MU 14-5-42, assigned to 309FS, 31FG 42, High Ercall 21-6-42,
Flying accident plane destroyed Cat CE damage, crashed in a low flying stall/spin accident, killing the pilot Capt. Winfred L. Chambers, Westhampnett, England. 1-10-42, SOC.

Service

Units

  • VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    Command
    VIII Fighter Command was established as VIII Interceptor Command at Selfridge Field on 2 February 1942.

  • 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...

  • 309th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Winfred Chambers

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 31st Fighter Group
    Crashed near Westhampnett airfield in Spitfire VB EN909. Group was transferred to 12th AF on 14 September but was still operating under 8th control

Places

  • High Ercall

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1939-41 for the RAF, as a combined fighter station and Maintenance Unit base, High Ercall had three tarmac runways, 23 hardstandings, two T2 hangars and 24 other hangars of various types. Occupied by the RAF from October 1940, it was...

  • Westhampnett

    Military site : airfield
    Acquired in 1938 as an Emergency Landing Ground for RAF Tangmere, Westhampnett was upgraded to satellite status in 1940. It had eventually three grass runways, 19 pan hardstandings, 32 small pens, and one T1 plus eight over-blister hangars. Occupied by...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured RAF Lyneham Flying Club, Kemble, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6BA, UK 14 May 1942

Delivered to No 5 MU 14-5-42.

Assigned High Ercall, Telford, Telford and Wrekin TF6, UK 21 June 1942

Assigned to 309th FS, 31st FG VIII Fighter Command, High Ercall 21-6-42.

Crashed Westhampnett, Chichester, West Sussex PO18, UK 1 October 1942

Flying accident plane destroyed, Cat CE damage, crashed in a low flying stall/spin accident, killing the pilot Capt. Winfred L. Chambers, Westhampnett, England. 1-10-42.

Struck Off Charge SOC Westhampnett, Chichester, West Sussex PO18, UK 2 October 1942

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 September 2015 18:55:27 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://raf-112-squadron.org/31stfghonor_roll43_44.html
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=EN-909

Date Contributor Update
23 October 2014 17:40:42 Lee8thbuff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, unit associations and person associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 23-Oct-2014. "Losses of the 8th & 9th AIr Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

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