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Supermarine Spitfire AB974 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 33 MU 12-9-41, assigned to 401S 'YO-S' 26-9-41, Flying accident Cat AC 29-3-42, ROS, assigned to 91S 18-4-42, transferred to 121S 20-8-42, transferred to 335th FS USAAF 1-10-42, transferred to 302S 23-3-43, transferred to 132S 28-6-43, Flying accident Cat AC 30-6-43, assigned to 312S 13-11-43, transferred to 443S 27-2-44, transferred to 58 OTU 30-3-44, major repair 18-9-45



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

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Royal Air Force, Raf Station Lyneham, Lyneham, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 4PZ, UK 12 September 1941

Delivered to No 33 MU 12-9-41.

Assigned Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4, UK 26 September 1941

Assigned to 401 Sqn 'YO-S' 26-9-41.

Presentation Spitfire Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4, UK 26 September 1941

Presentation Spitfire named 'B.B. & C.I. Railway'.

Crashed Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4, UK 29 March 1942

Flying accident Cat AC damage 29-3-42.

Repair On Site ROS Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4, UK 30 March 1942 – 17 April 1942

Repair On Site.

Assigned Hawkinge, Kent, UK 18 April 1942

Aassigned to 91 Sqn (Nigeria) 18-4-42.

Transferred Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire DN21, UK 20 August 1942

Transferred to 121 Sqn [Eagle] RAF 20-8-42.

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

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

Transferred Duxford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB22, UK 23 March 1943

Transferred to 302 Sqn (City of Poznan) Polish 23-3-43.

Transferred Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, UK 28 June 1943

Transferred to 132 Sqn (City of Bombay) 28-6-43.

Crashed Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, UK 30 June 1943

Flying accident Cat AC damage 30-6-43.

Assigned Ibsley, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24, UK 13 November 1943

Assigned to 312 Sqn (Czechoslovak) 13-11-43.

Transferred Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4, UK 27 February 1944

Transferred to 443 Sqn 27-2-44.

Transferred Grangemouth, Falkirk, UK 30 March 1944

Transferred to No 58 OTU 30-3-44.

Repaired 18 September 1945

Major repair 18-9-45.

Struck Off Charge SOC Grangemouth, Falkirk, UK 19 September 1945

Struck Off Charge.


Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 15:18:34 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations

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Date Contributor Update
27 August 2015 21:11:18 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations

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