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AR404

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire AR404 Mk Vb, Built at Westland.
Delivered to No 38 MU 11-4-42, assigned to 124S 9-6-42, transferred to 2nd PS USAAF 22-8-42, crashed Thornton Abbey Lincs, Belly landing 2 mi S Goxhill Edwin M Broughton Cat5 2FS, 52FG 21-10-42, AST Cat E 24-10-42, assigned to 416S 22-4-43, FA Cat AC 16-5-43, ROS, assigned to 313S 9-9-43, transferred to 14thPS, 7thPG, 8AF USAAF 9-11-43, Belly Landing Mount Farm pilot Albert W Clark 13PRS, 7PRG, 8AF Cat 3 damage 25-11-43, Reid Sigrist refurb, to Portugal 12-6-47.

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. ...

  • 14th Fighter Group

    14th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 14th Fighter Group (USAAF) was a P-38 Lightning Group that fought in Tunisia and the Italian campaign, as well as providing bomber escorts for attacks across southern Europe. ...

  • 2nd Fighter Group
  • 52nd Fighter Group

    52nd Fighter Group

    Group
    Two of the Squadrons of the 52nd Fighter Group flew Spitfires with RAF Fighter Command in August and early September 1942 from northern Ireland. After these preparatory missions, the Group joined the Twelfth and then Fifteenth Air Force in the...

  • 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

  • Albert Clark

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
    Photo recon pilot F-5 Lightning, shot down by German fighters on mapping mission in Amboise sector. ETO Ribbon

Places

  • Eglinton

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1940-41, Eighth Air Force lodger units moved in in 1942. The 52nd Fighter Group and 82nd Fighter Group used the airfield, before the Royal Navy moved in and occupied the base until 1959. Partly closed, it was still used by the...

  • Goxhill

    Military site : airfield
    Goxhill opened in June 1941 as an RAF Bomber Command airfield, before being handed over to RAF Fighter Command in December. The Eighth Air Force took ownership in August 1942, and used the airfield, which they quickly dubbed 'Goat Hill' for operational...

  • 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 Yeovil, Somerset, UK April 1942

Built at Westland.

Delivered Colerne, Wiltshire, UK 11 April 1942

Delivered to No 38 MU 11-4-42.

Assigned Castletown Primary School, Castletown, Thurso, Caithness KW14 8UA, UK 9 June 1942

Assigned to 124 Sqn 9-6-42.

Transferred Eglinton, Londonderry, Derry BT47, UK 22 August 1942

Transferred to 2nd PS 52PG USAAF 22-8-42.

Crashed Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire DN19, UK 21 October 1942

Belly landing 2 mi S Goxhill pilot Edwin M Broughton Cat 5 damage 2FS, 52FG 21-10-42.

Repaired Perth, Perth, Perth and Kinross, UK 24 October 1942 – 21 April 1943

To Air Service Training for repair Cat E 24-10-42.

Assigned Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, UK 22 April 1943

Assigned to 416 Sqn (RCAF) 22-4-43.

Crashed Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, UK 16 May 1943

Flying accident Cat AC damage 16-5-43.

Repair On Site ROS Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, UK 17 May 1943 – 8 September 1943

Repair On Site.

Assigned Hawkinge, Kent, UK 9 September 1943

Assigned to 313 Sqn 9-9-43.

Transferred Mount Farm Cottage, Dorchester, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7PG, UK 9 November 1943

Transferred to 14th PS, 7th PG, 8AF USAAF 9-11-43. War Weary and used as Sqn Hack A/C.

Crashed Mount Farm Cottage, Dorchester, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7PG, UK 25 November 1943

Belly Landing Mount Farm pilot Albert W Clark 13PRS, 7PRG, 8AF Cat 3 damage 25-11-43.

Factory Refurbished Desford, Leicester, Leicestershire LE9, UK 1 January 1947 – 11 June 1947

To Reid Sigrist Refurbished.

Shipped Overseas Portugal 12 June 1947

To Portugal 12-6-47.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 August 2015 16:21:09 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events and person associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.ww2color.com/nennius/webapps/slides/slides.php?action=update&...
http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?751-USAAF-RAF-aircrft-ac...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=AR404&Submit4=Go
http://raf-112-squadron.org/52ndfghonor_roll42_43.html
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/7thprg.php?action=list_records&sort_order...
http://www.8thafhs.com/get_one_acgroup.php?acgroup_id=74
https://fcafa.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/spitfire-aircraft-of-310-sqn-312-...

Date Contributor Update
28 August 2015 13:08:26 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.ww2color.com/nennius/webapps/slides/slides.php?action=update&...
http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?751-USAAF-RAF-aircrft-ac...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=AR404&Submit4=Go
http://raf-112-squadron.org/52ndfghonor_roll42_43.html
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/7thprg.php?action=list_records&sort_order...
http://www.8thafhs.com/get_one_acgroup.php?acgroup_id=74
https://fcafa.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/spitfire-aircraft-of-310-sqn-312-...

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2014 16:16:54 466thHistorian Changes to media associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2014 04:46:11 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

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