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P7686

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P7686 Mk IIa, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to 24MU 24-11-40, assigned to 19S 1-12-40, transferred to 603S 6-12-40, Flying accident Cat 2 damage 21-12-40, to Air Servcie Training, assigned to 152S 3-3-41, transferred to 266S 5-7-41, to No 1 Civilian Repair Unit 9-9-41, Converted to Mk Va Merlin 45, assigned to 2USAAF 2PS 52PG 8AF 22-5-42, transferred to 332S 8-11-42, transferred to 61 OTU 7-12-44, SOC 19-7-45.

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. ...

  • 52nd Fighter Group

    52nd Fighter Group

    Group
    Two of the Squadrons of the 52nd Fighter Group flew Spitfires with RAF Fighter Command in August and early September 1942 from northern Ireland. After these preparatory missions, the Group joined the Twelfth and then Fifteenth Air Force in the...

Places

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK November 1940

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Ternhill, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9, UK 24 November 1940

Delivered to No 24 MU 24-11-40.

Assigned Duxford Airfield (QFO), Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR, UK 1 December 1940

Assigned to 19 Sqn 1-12-40.

Belfast Telegraph Fund Spitfires Duxford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB22, UK 1 December 1940

Named 'Tyrone' as one of the 17 Belfast Telegraph Fund Spitfires.

Transferred Hornchurch, Greater London, UK 6 December 1940

Transferred to 603 Sqn (City of Edinburgh) 6-12-40.

Crashed Hornchurch, Greater London, UK 21 December 1940

Flying accident Cat 2 21-12-40.

Repaired Perth, Perth, Perth and Kinross, UK 22 December 1940

To Air Service Training.

Assigned Warmwell, Dorchester, Dorset DT2, UK 3 March 1941

Assigned to 152 Sqn (Hyderabad) 3-3-41.

Transferred Royal Air Force Wittering, Peterborough, Peterborough, UK 5 July 1941

Transferred to 266 Sqn (Rhodesia) 5-7-41.

Repaired Cowley, Oxford, Oxford OX4, UK 9 September 1941

To No 1 Civilian Repair Unit 9-9-41.

Converted Mk Va Cowley, Oxford, Oxford OX4, UK 9 September 1941 – 21 May 1942

Converted to Mk Va Merlin 45.

Assigned England, UK 22 May 1942

Assigned to 2nd PS, 52FG, 8AF 22-5-42.

Transferred North Weald Airfield, Merlin Way, North Weald, Essex CM16 6HR, UK 8 November 1942

Transferred to 332 Sqn 8-11-42.

Transferred Heston, Hounslow, Hounslow, Greater London TW5, UK 7 December 1944

Transferred to 61 OTU 7-12-44.

Struck Off Charge SOC Heston, Hounslow, Hounslow, Greater London TW5, UK 19 July 1945

Struck Off Charge 19-7-45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 August 2015 21:07:23 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames and events
Sources

Leo McKinstrys book 'Portrait of a Legend - Spitfire' Belfast Telegraph Fund Spitfires Details.

Date Contributor Update
08 August 2015 21:00:31 Al_Skiff Changes to events and unit associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
08 August 2015 20:31:49 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description and events
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

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