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AD388

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire AD388 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 12 MU 17-10-41, assigned to 130S 23-10-41, to Westland 27-11-41, assigned to 121S 5-5-42, Vickers Armstrong South Marston 22-8-42 eng change, assigned to 335th FS USAAF 1-10-42, transferred to 132S 23-3-43, air collision with P8548 crashed nr Sittingbourne Kent dbr CE 14-4-43, SOC.

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

  • Nicholas Sintetos

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Pilot - Underwent pilot training Ashtabula, OH, USA, too young to join USAAF at 20yrs old, enlisted RCAF Jan 41, No 5 SFTS Course 39: September 25 - December 18, 1941, Brantford Ontario, joined RAF, assigned to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF via OTU 11-6-42,...

Places

  • Biggin Hill

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF Station with US lodger units. USAAF Spitfires and P-38s were attached to RAF No 11 Group stations in mid-1942 for training; also used for special operations by British and US forces.

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK October 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Kirkbride Airfield, Wigton, Cumbria CA7, UK 17 October 1941

Delivered to No 12 MU 17-10-41.

Assigned Portreath, Redruth, Cornwall TR16, UK 23 October 1941

Assigned to 130 Sqn (Punjab) 23-10-41.

Factory repairs Yeovil, Somerset, UK 27 November 1941

To Westland for repair 27-11-41.

Assigned North Weald Airfield, Merlin Way, North Weald, Essex CM16 6HR, UK 5 May 1942

Assigned to 121 Sqn [Eagle] RAF 5-5-42. Pilot P/O Nicholas D Sintetos.

Factory Mods South Marston, Swindon, Swindon SN3, UK 22 August 1942 – 30 September 1942

To Vickers Armstrong South Marston 22-8-42 engine change.

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

Assigned to 335th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF, USAAF 1-10-42.

Transferred Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, UK 23 March 1943

Transferred to 132 Sqn 23-3-43.

Crashed Sittingbourne, Sittingbourne, Kent, UK 14 April 1943

Mid air collision with Spitfire P8548 [1 CAACU] crashed nr Sittingbourne Kent, Cat E damage 14-4-43.

Struck Off Charge SOC Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, UK 15 April 1943

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 15:07:15 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
27 August 2015 11:05:17 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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