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AA752

Spitfire

Supermarine Spifire AA752 Mk Vb, Const #2153 Built at Chattis Hill.
FF 30-9-41, delivered to No 6 MU 1-10-41, assigned to 302S 13-10-41, AST 13-1-42, assigned to 118S 9-3-42, transferred to 129S 8-6-42, transferred to RAE 14-6-42 G suffix serial neg G trials. trials with Oboe and Gee (cat and mouse) equip, transferred to 402S 11-7-42, transferred to 121S 24-9-42, transferred to 335th USAAF 1-10-42, Ditched into sea ops 21-11-42, 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    335th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 335th Fighter Squadron was the offspring of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF. Formed on 21 May 1941, No. 121 was the second of the three Eagle Squadrons composed of American volunteers flying out of England. They were known as the "Chiefs" and were...

People

  • Roy Evans

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    As a youth, he was raised on a ranch near Santa Rosa, California. When his parents separated, he and his siblings lived with an English couple. While working at the railroad he wanted to be able to serve in defence of his country, so he took up...

Missions

  • VIII Fighter Command RHUBARB

    20 November 1942
    2 Spitfires from 4th Fighter Group are despatched on a 'Rhubarb' near the French coast. 1 Spitfire, AA752 with 1Lt Roy W. Evans experiences a mechanical failure and is ditched into the North Sea. Lt. Evans manages to swim ashore near Foulness, Essex.

Places

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

  • Kirton-in-Lindsey

    Military site : airfield
    Used as an RFC and RAF Home Defence landing ground during the First World War, Kirton-in-Lindsey was built during 1938-40 as an RAF fighter station. It had two grass runways, 10 hardstandings, three grouped C hangars and four over-blister hangars....

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Chattis Hill, Spitfire Lane, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6JS, UK 30 September 1941

Built at Chattis Hill. First flew 30-9-41. Factory airfield.

Delivered RAF Brize Norton, Carterton, Oxfordshire OX18 3LX, UK 1 October 1941

Delivered to No 6 MU 1-10-41.

Assigned RAF Jurby, Ballavarran Road, Isle of Man 13 October 1941

Assigned to 302 Sqn (City of Poznan) Polish 13-10-41.

E/A Probable Brest, France 30 December 1941

Bf109F probable, Brest 30-12-41. Pilot F/O Bronislaw Malinowski.

Repaired Perth, Perth, Perth and Kinross, UK 13 January 1942

To Air Service Training for repair 13-1-42.

Assigned Ibsley, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24, UK 9 March 1942

Assigned to 118 Sqn 9-3-42.

Transferred Leconfield, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17, UK 8 June 1942

Transferred to 129 Sqn (Mysore) 8-6-42.

Transferred Farnborough, Hampshire, UK 14 June 1942

Transferred to RAE 14-6-42, G suffix serial, neg G trials. trials with Oboe and Gee (cat and mouse) equipment.

Transferred Colerne, Wiltshire, UK 11 July 1942

Transferred to 402 Sqn (City of Winnipeg) 11-7-42.

Transferred North Weald Airfield, Merlin Way, North Weald, Essex CM16 6HR, UK 24 September 1942

Transferred to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 24-9-42.

Transferred Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 1 October 1942

Transferred to 335th Sqn, 4th Fg, 8th AF USAAF 1-10-42.

Crashed English Channel 21 November 1942

A/C experienced a mechanical failure on a 'Rhubarb' to the French coast and ditched into the English Channel, pilot 1st Lt Roy Evans managed to swim ashore near Foulness, Essex and returned to duty. 21-11-42.

Struck Off Charge SOC Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 22 November 1942

Struck Off Charge 22-11-42.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 August 2015 20:57:39 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

Spifire Production List.
http://www.cieldegloire.com/005_malinowski_b.php

Date Contributor Update
18 August 2015 20:42:19 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spifire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2014 19:36:49 Lee8thbuff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 4-Nov-2014. "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE

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