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W3708

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire W3708 Mk Vb, Const #1957, Built at Chattis Hill.
FF 14-8-41, delivered to No 9 MU 16-8-41, assigned to 71S 27-8-41, Damaged by return fire from Ju88 and crashlanded Butley nr Orford 17-4-42, Air Service Training Heston, Struck Off Charge Cat E 18-4-42.

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

  • John Lynch

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    Born 3 February 1918. From Alhambra California. Joined the USAAC in the late 30's and learned to fly. Lived in Oklahoma and was a pilot instructor there. When the USA didn't enter the war soon enough, he joined the RAF in Canada in 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 Chattis Hill, Spitfire Lane, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6JS, UK 14 August 1941

Built at Chattis Hill. First flew 14-8-41. Factory airfield.

Delivered Royal Air Force Museum, Lyssander Ave, Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP, UK 16 August 1941

Delivered to No 9 MU 16-8-41.

Assigned Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire DN21, UK 27 August 1941

Assigned to 71 [Eagle] Sqn 27-8-41.

Crashed Orford Road, Butley, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 3PP, UK 17 April 1942

Damaged by return fire from Ju88 and crashlanded Butley nr Orford 17-4-42. Pilot P/O John J Lynch.

Shipped for repair Heston, Hounslow, Hounslow, Greater London TW5, UK 18 April 1942

To Air Service Training for repair.

Struck Off Charge SOC 18 April 1942

Struck Off Charge Cat E 18-4-42.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 13:55:29 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 13:39:16 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
16 August 2015 17:27:12 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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