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P8572

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa P8572 built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory in 1941, delivered to 45 Maintenance Unit 27-Jun-41, assigned to 602 Sqn 17-Jul-41, assigned to 71 [Eagle] Sqn 8-41, hit ground recovering from dive nr Ongar Essex 9-Aug-41 pilot P/O Kenneth Samson Taylor KIFA, A/C Struck Off Charge 19-Aug-41.

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

  • Kenneth Taylor

    Military | Pilot Officer | Pilot
    Pilot initially on Hawker Hurricanes with 71 (Eagle) Sqn. Killed in flying accident, when Spitfire P8572 dived into ground near Ongar, Essex, England. KIFA. 9th Aug 1941. ...

Places

  • 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 June 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered RAF Kinloss, Forres, Morayshire IV36 3UH, UK 27 June 1941

Delivered to 45 MU 27-Jun-41.

Assigned Kenley Aerodrome, Greater London, UK 17 July 1941

Assigned to 602 Sqn, 17-Jul-1941.

Assigned Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire DN21, UK August 1941

Assigned to 71[Eagle] Sqn, 1941.

Crashed Ongar, Essex, UK 9 August 1941

Hit ground recovering from dive nr Ongar Essex, 9-Aug-1941, pilot P/O Kenneth Samson Taylor KIFA.

Struck Off Charge SOC Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire DN21, UK 19 August 1941

Struck Off Charge 19-Aug-1941.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 10:18:50 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire production list.

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2015 20:38:12 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire production list.

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