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AA841

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire AA841 Mk Vb, Const #2125 Built at Eastleigh.
FF 25-9-41, delivered to No 12 MU 28-9-41, assigned to 412S 9-10-41, transferred to 72S 14-4-42, transferred to 121S 24-5-42, FA Cat B 2-7-42, ROS, Cat A ops 19-8-42, ROS, assigned to 335th Sqn USAAF 1-10-42, u/c collapse on landing Debden Cat B, SOC 20-1-43.

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. ...

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    335th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 335th Fighter Squadron was the offspring of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF. Formed on 21 May 1941, No. 121 was the second of the three Eagle Squadrons composed of American volunteers flying out of England. They were known as the "Chiefs" and were...

  • No. 121 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 121 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 14 May 1941, No. 121 was reformed at Kirton-in-Lindsey as the second 'Eagle' Squadron to be manned by American volunteers. Equipped with Hurricanes, it began defensive patrols in October but in November it converted to Spitfires. It moved to North...

People

  • William Daley

    Military | Major | Pilot
    William Daley attempted to enlisted from Amarillo, Texas, in the Army Aviation Cadet programme but was rejected. He then went to the Clayton-Knight Committee, and having nearly 200 hours of flying time, was accepted for the RAF, where he graduated a a...

  • Spiros Pisanos

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    Steve was born in Athens, Greece, in November 1919. Although he desperately wanted to fly, at the age of 18 he discovered that he did not have the academic qualifications required to enter the Greek Air Force Academy. Undaunted, he decided to go to...

Places

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

  • 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....

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK 25 September 1941

Built at Eastleigh. First flew 25-9-41. Factory airfield.

Delivered Kirkbride Airfield, Wigton, Cumbria CA7, UK 28 September 1941

Delivered to No 12 MU 28-9-41.

Assigned Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4, UK 9 October 1941

Assigned to 412 Sqn 9-10-41.

Transferred Acklington, Morpeth, Northumberland NE65, UK 14 April 1942

Transferred to 72 Sqn 14-4-42.

Transferred North Weald Airfield, Merlin Way, North Weald, Essex CM16 6HR, UK 24 May 1942

Transferred to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 24-5-42.

Crashed North Weald Airfield, Merlin Way, North Weald, Essex CM16 6HR, UK 2 July 1942

Flying accident Cat B damage 2-7-42.

Repair On Site ROS North Weald Airfield, Merlin Way, North Weald, Essex CM16 6HR, UK 4 July 1942

Repair On Site. 4-7-42.

E/A damaged Saint-Omer, France 30 July 1942

Claimed 1 FW190 damaged, St Omer, pilot F/Lt William J Daley. 30-7-42.

Damaged on Op's North Weald Airfield, Merlin Way, North Weald, Essex CM16 6HR, UK 19 August 1942

Cat A damage on Op's 19-8-42.

Dieppe Veteran Dieppe, France 19 August 1942

In action over Dieppe on 19th August 1942. Pilot F/Lt W J Daley. Coded AV-D.

Repair On Site ROS North Weald Airfield, Merlin Way, North Weald, Essex CM16 6HR, UK 21 August 1942

Repair On Site. 21-8-42.

E/A damaged Calais, France 2 September 1942

Claimed 1 FW190 damaged, E Calais, pilot F/Lt William J Daley. 2-9-42.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 1 October 1942

Assigned to 335th Sqn USAAF 1-10-42.

Crashed Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 20 January 1943

U/C collapsed on landing Debden, Cat B damage. Pilot Spiros N Pissanos.

Struck Off Charge SOC Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 22 January 1943

Struck Off Charge 22-1-43.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 14:15:29 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
Aces High: A Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter Pilots of the British and Commonwealth forces, Volume 2

Date Contributor Update
19 August 2015 12:58:21 Al_Skiff Changes to events and person associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
Aces High: A Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter Pilots of the British and Commonwealth forces, Volume 2

Date Contributor Update
19 August 2015 12:37:56 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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