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MB948

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire MB948 Mk PR XIT, Built at Chattis Hill
FF 9-10-43, Test flown Leif Lundsten, assigned to 14PRS 7FG 8AF USAAF.

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. ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Gerard Glaza

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 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 Ln, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6JS, UK 9 October 1943

Built at Chattis Hill. First flew 9-10-43. Test flown Leif Lundsten.

Assigned Mt Farm Cottage, Dorchester, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7PG, UK 11 October 1943

Assigned to 14th PRS 7th FG 8th AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 September 2015 14:41:09 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames, description, events, unit associations and person associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.spitfirepilots.com/Leif_Lundstens_Spitfires.pdf

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2014 02:57:21 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

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