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PA842

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire PA842 PR Mk XIT , C/N4989, Built at Chattis Hill.
1st Flew 30-10-43, delivered to RAF Benson 5-11-43, assigned to 14th PRS, 7th PRG, 8th AF USAAF 23-11-43, FA Cat 3 11-8-45, FA Cat 3 4-1-45, to Heston Aircraft Ltd for repair 8-12-45, SOC, Sold MoS 22-8-47.

Service

Units

People

  • John Blyth

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
    31 October 1943 in F-5A#212322 forced to return to base due to equipment problems and haze. Attempting to land at RAF Thame, did not stop in time and had accident.

  • Louis Gilmore

    Military | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

  • Donald Werner

    Military | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

Places

  • 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 Chattis Hill, Spitfire Lane, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6JS, UK October 1943

Built at Chattis Hill Spitfire Factory.

First flight Chattis Hill, Spitfire Lane, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6JS, UK 30 October 1943

First flew Chattis Hill Spitfire Factory airfield in hands of Leif Lundsten 30-10-43.

Delivered Royal Air Force Station, Benson, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 6AB, UK 5 November 1943

Delivered to RAF Benson 5-11-43.

Assigned Mount Farm Cottage, Dorchester, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7PG, UK 23 November 1943

Assigned to 14th PRS, 7th PRG, 8th AF USAAF 23-11-43.

Crashed Mount Farm Cottage, Dorchester, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7PG, UK 11 August 1944

Taxiing accident, Mount Farm/Sta 234, 11-8-45, Cat 3 damage, pilot N/A, parked aircraft.

Crashed Mount Farm Cottage, Dorchester, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7PG, UK 4 January 1945

Landing accident, Mount Farm/Sta 234, 4-1-45, Cat 3 damage, Pilot Lt Donald W Werner.

Repaired Heston, Hounslow, Hounslow, Greater London TW5, UK 8 December 1945

To Heston Aircraft Ltd for repair 8-12-45.

Struck Off Charge SOC Heston, Hounslow, Hounslow, Greater London TW5, UK 21 August 1947

Struck Off Charge 21-8-47

Sold Heston, Hounslow, Hounslow, Greater London TW5, UK 22 August 1947

Sold by Ministry of Supply 22-8-47

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 August 2015 13:14:51 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames, markings, description, events and person associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=PA842&Submit4=Go Accident Details.

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2014 18:22:09 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

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