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W3842

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire W3842 Mk Vb, Const # 2057, Built at Eastleigh.
FF 8-9-41, delivered to No 45 MU 12-9-41, assigned to 501S 16-9-41, transferred to 71S 19-9-41, ros 11-10-41, transferred to 501Sqn 1942, shot down by JG2 Fw190's on 10 Grp Ramrod nr Cherbourg 4-6-42 Flt Sgt B Strachen RCAF killed.

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 Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK 8 September 1941

Built at Eastleigh. First flew 8-9-41. Factory airfield.

Delivered RAF Kinloss, Forres, Morayshire IV36 3UH, UK 12 September 1941

Delivered to No 45 MU 12-9-41.

Assigned Chilbolton, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20, UK 16 September 1941

Assigned to 501 Sqn 16-9-41.

Presentation Spitfire Chilbolton, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20, UK 16 September 1941

Presentation Spitfire named 'St. Kitts Nevis I'.

Transferred Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 19 September 1941

Transferred to 71 [Eagle] Sqn 19-9-41.

Combat damage Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 10 October 1941

Combat damage 10-10-41.

Repaired On Site ROS Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 11 October 1941

Repaired On Site 11-10-41.

Transferred Ibsley, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24, UK 1942

Transferred to 501 (RCAF)Sqn. 1942.

Crashed Cherbourg, France 4 June 1942

Shot down by JG2 Fw190's on 10 Grp Ramrod nr Cherbourg 4-6-42. Flt Sgt B Strachen RCAF killed.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 14:05:17 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2015 13:54:04 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

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