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AD199

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire AD199 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 33 MU 7-9-41, assigned to 71S 19-9-41, transferred to 145S 15-11-41, transferred to 350S 11-2-42, transferred to 403S 17-3-42, FA Cat AC 2-4-42, ROS, assigned to 121S 31-5-42, Vickers Armstrong South Marston 5-11-43 fuel syst mods, assigned to 277S 4-3-44, to Miles Aircraft 17-8-44, Marshalls FS 24-10-45, 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...

  • 334th Fighter Squadron

    334th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 334th Fighter Squadron was the successor to No. 71 Eagle squadron of the Royal Air Force when the 4th Fighter Group was activated on 12 September 1942. They were based at Debden Field, Essex. The "Fighting Eagles" as they were called, flew...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • James Harrington

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Joined RAFVR, trained to be a service pilot in US, shipped overseas to ETO, operational training at 58 OTU, assigned to 71[Eagle] Sqn RAF, transferred from RAF to 334th FS, 4th Fg, 8th AF USAAF. On 3 January 1943 flying Tiger Moth II DE746 took off...

  • 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...

  • 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 Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK August 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Royal Air Force, Raf Station Lyneham, Lyneham, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 4PZ, UK 7 September 1941

Delivered to No 33 MU 7-9-41.

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

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

Transferred Catterick, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10, UK 15 November 1941

Transferred to 145 Sqn 15-11-41.

Transferred Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK 11 February 1942

Transferred to 350 Sqn (Belgian) 11-2-42.

Transferred Royal Air Force Kenley Tribute, Kenley, Kenley, Greater London CR8, UK 17 March 1942

Transferred to 403 Sqn (City of Calgary) RCAF 17-3-42.

Crashed Royal Air Force Kenley Tribute, Kenley, Kenley, Greater London CR8, UK 2 April 1942

Flying accident Cat AC damage 2-4-42. Collision with Hornchurch groud defense pillbox.

Repair On Site ROS Royal Air Force Kenley Tribute, Kenley, Kenley, Greater London CR8, UK 3 April 1942 – 30 May 1942

Repair On Site.

Assigned London Southend Airport, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6YF, UK 31 May 1942

Assigned to 121 [Eagle] Sqn 31-5-42. RAF Rochford.

Transferred Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK September 1942

Transferred to 334FS 4FG 8AF.

Crashed Bodney, Thetford, Norfolk IP26, UK 15 January 1943

Landing accident Bodney/Sta 141 Cat 4 damage, pilot Lt James C Harrington, 15-Feb-43.

334FS 4FG 8AF.

Factory Mods South Marston, Swindon, Swindon SN3, UK 5 November 1943

Vickers Armstrong South Marston 5-11-43 fuel syst mods.

Assigned Stapleford Tawney, Romford, Essex RM4, UK 4 March 1944

Assigned to 277 Sqn 4-3-44.

To Miles Aircraft woodley aerodrome 17 August 1944

To Miles Aircraft 17-8-44.

Struck Off Charge SOC Stapleford Tawney, Romford, Essex RM4, UK 1945

Struck Off Charge

To Marshalls Fleet Solutions Cambridge, Cambridge, UK 24 October 1945

To Marshalls Fleet Solutions 24-10-45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 February 2016 19:42:54 Al_Skiff Changes to events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
Spitfire Mark V Aces 1941-45 (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces) by Dr. Alfred Price
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=AD199

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 15:23:47 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
Spitfire Mark V Aces 1941-45 (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces) by Dr. Alfred Price

Date Contributor Update
02 September 2015 17:22:23 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
Spitfire Mark V Aces 1941-45 (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces) by Dr. Alfred Price

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