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P7430

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P7430 MK IIa, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory,
Delivered to 9MU 21-9-40, Assigned to 19 Sqn 26-9-40, repaired by No1 CRU 23-6-41, transferred to 71 [Eagle] Sqn 10-8-41, transferred to 401 Sqn 12-9-41, transferred to 154 Sqn 27-11-41, transferred to 61 OTU and whilst on strength crashed in an attempted forced landing after engine failure nr Mostyn, Flintshire, England, 29-1-43, pilot Flt Sgt John Hugh Dyer RAFVR KIA. A/C damaged beyond repair and struck off charge SOC.

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...

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 September 1940

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Royal Air Force Museum, Lyssander Ave, Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP, UK 21 September 1940

Delivered to 9 MU RAF 21-9-40.

Assigned 26 September 1940

Assigned to 19 Sqn RAF 26-9-40.

Repaired No 1 CRU Cowley, Oxford, Oxford OX4, UK 23 June 1941

To No 1 Civilian Repair Unit 23-6-41.

Transferred Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 10 August 1941

Transferred to 71 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 10-8-41.

Transferred RAF DIgby, Digby, Lincoln LN4 3LH, UK 12 September 1941

Transferred to 401 Sqn RCAF 12-9-41.

Transferred Fowlmere, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8, UK 27 November 1941

Transferred to 154 Sqn RAF 27-11-41.

Transferred Handforth, Cheshire East, UK January 1943

Transferred to 61 OTU, Jan 1943.

Crashed Mostyn, Holywell, Flintshire CH8, UK 29 January 1943

Whilst on strength 61 OTU crashed in an attempted forced landing after engine failure nr Mostyn, Flintshire, England, 29-1-43, pilot Flt Sgt John Hugh Dyer RAFVR KIA.

Damaged DBR, Struck Off SOC Handforth, Cheshire East, UK 30 January 1943

A/C damaged beyond repair and struck off charge SOC.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 10:35:38 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2015 11:22:48 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

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