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BM260

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire BM260 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 5 MU 25-3-42, assigned to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 12-4-42, transferred to 313S 5-42, Failed To Return FTR ops, shot down by enemy fighter over France, aircraft crashed into English Channel near Boulogne. Pilot Sgt Miroslav Borkovec KIA, 17-5-42.

Service

Units

  • No. 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 1 August 1941, No. 133 reformed at Coltishall as the third 'Eagle' Squadron manned by American personnel. Equipped with Hurricanes it became operational at the end of September. The next month the Squadron moved to Northern Ireland, returning to...

Places

  • Biggin Hill

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF Station with US lodger units. USAAF Spitfires and P-38s were attached to RAF No 11 Group stations in mid-1942 for training; also used for special operations by British and US forces.

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK March 1942

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered RAF Lyneham Flying Club, Kemble, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6BA, UK 25 March 1942

Delivered to No 5 MU 25-3-42.

Assigned London Biggin Hill Airport, Main Road, Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent TN16 3BH, UK 12 April 1942

Assigned to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 12-4-42. Pilot Sqn Ldr Eric Hugh Thomas RAFVR.

Transferred Fairlop, Ilford, Ilford, Greater London IG6, UK May 1942

Transferred to 313 Sqn 5-42.

Crashed Boulogne-sur-Mer, France 17 May 1942

Failed To Return FTR ops, shot down by enemy fighter over France, aircraft crashed into English Channel near Boulogne. Pilot Sgt Miroslav Borkovec KIA. 7th victim of III/JG26 Hauptmann Johann Aistleitner.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 May 2017 16:34:02 Jeremy Changes to nicknames
Sources

Jeremy mitchell, Bruce Robertson, Spitfire - The Story of a Famous Fighter

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 09:58:43 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
https://fcafa.wordpress.com/2010/09/16/runnymede/
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/aistleitner.html

Date Contributor Update
04 September 2015 11:17:21 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
https://fcafa.wordpress.com/2010/09/16/runnymede/
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/aistleitner.html

Date Contributor Update
04 September 2015 11:16:02 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
https://fcafa.wordpress.com/2010/09/16/runnymede/
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/aistleitner.html

Date Contributor Update
27 March 2015 14:12:27 apollo11 Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, unit associations and place associations
Sources

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

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