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AD196

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire AD196,Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 38 MU 31-8-41, assigned to 71S 10-9-41, Missing on sweep to St.Omer 27-8-42 Sgt J E Evans killed.

This was the first aircraft (of four) to be named by Capt. Victor France.
He flew this aircraft whilst serving with No. 71 'Eagle' Squadron, RAF.

Service

Units

  • No. 71 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 71 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 19 September 1940, No. 71 was reformed at Church Fenton as the first 'Eagle' Squadron to be manned by American personnel. The Squadron received Hurricanes in November and became operational on defensive duties on 5 February 1941. No. 71 converted...

People

  • Jack Evans

    Military | Flight Sergeant | Pilot
    Missing on Circus 208 sweep to St Omer in Spitrfire AD196. Killed in Action (KIA) 27-8-42.

  • Victor France

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine
    Victor France was from Dallas, Texas, and he appropriately named his P-47 and later his ...

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....

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK August 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Llandow, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan CF71, UK 31 August 1941

Delivered to No 38 MU 31-8-41.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 10 September 1941

Assigned to 71 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 10-9-41.

Crashed Saint-Omer, France 27 August 1942

Missing on Circus 208 sweep to St.Omer 27-8-42 Fl/Sgt J E Evans killed.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 09:54:38 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
25 August 2015 18:08:16 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames, description, events, person associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
18 April 2015 16:06:14 apollo11 Changes to description
Sources

Personal research & 4th Fighter Group 'Debden Eagles' by Chris Bucholz.

Date Contributor Update
18 April 2015 15:54:26 apollo11 Changes to nicknames and description
Sources

Personal research & 4th Fighter Group 'Debden Eagles' by Chris Bucholz.

Date Contributor Update
27 March 2015 13:59:46 apollo11 Changes to production block number
Sources

Personal research & 'The Debden Eagles' by Garry L. Fry.

Date Contributor Update
27 March 2015 13:55:30 apollo11 Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Personal research & 'The Debden Eagles' by Garry L. Fry.

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