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EN894

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire EN894 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 37 MU 13-5-42, assigned to 71S 3-6-42, transferred to 4th FS, 52 PG USAAF 27-8-42, transferred to 313S 9-9-43, transferred to 453S 17-10-43, transferred to 239S 16-2-44, transferred to 63S 13-3-44, transferred to 53 OTU 11-8-44, to VAC 26-2-45, assigned to 61 OTU 17-5-45, transferred to 695S 28-6-45, SOC 26-7-45.

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. ...

  • 52nd Fighter Group

    52nd Fighter Group

    Group
    Two of the Squadrons of the 52nd Fighter Group flew Spitfires with RAF Fighter Command in August and early September 1942 from northern Ireland. After these preparatory missions, the Group joined the Twelfth and then Fifteenth Air Force in the...

  • 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group

    67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group

    Group
    The four Squadrons of the 67th Recon Group (12th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron; 107th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron; 109th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron and 153rd Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron)...

  • 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron

People

Places

  • Eglinton

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1940-41, Eighth Air Force lodger units moved in in 1942. The 52nd Fighter Group and 82nd Fighter Group used the airfield, before the Royal Navy moved in and occupied the base until 1959. Partly closed, it was still used by the...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK May 1942

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Burtonwood, Warrington, UK 13 May 1942

Delivered to No 37 MU 13-5-42.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 3 June 1942

Assigned to 71 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 3-6-42.

Transferred Eglinton, Londonderry, Derry BT47, UK 27 August 1942

Transferred to 4th FS, 52 PG, 8th AF USAAF 27-8-42.

Crashed Membury, Axminster, Devon EX13, UK 22 January 1943

Landing accident Membury/Sta 466, Cat 4 damage, pilot Lt Tommie G Martin, 12RS 67TRG 8AF, 22-1-43.

Crashed Membury, Axminster, Devon EX13, UK 15 May 1943

Landing accident Membury/Sta 466 Cat 3 pilot Lt J T Riggins, 12RS, 67RG, 8AF, 15-5-43.

Transferred Hawkinge, Kent, UK 9 September 1943

Transferred to 313 (Czech) Sqn 9-9-43.

Transferred Skeabrae, Orkney, Orkney KW17, UK 17 October 1943

Transferred to 453 Sqn (RAAF) 17-10-43.

Transferred West Raynham, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21, UK 16 February 1944

Transferred to 239 Sqn 16-2-44.

Transferred Odiham, Hook, Hampshire RG29, UK 13 March 1944

Transferred to 63 Sqn 13-3-44.

Transferred Heston, Hounslow, Hounslow, Greater London TW5, UK 11 August 1944

Transferred to 53 OTU 11-8-44.

Factory repair Chester, Chester, Cheshire West and Chester, UK 26 February 1945

To Vickers Armstrong Chester for repair 26-2-45.

Assigned Heston, Hounslow, Hounslow, Greater London TW5, UK 17 May 1945

Assigned to 61 OTU 17-5-45.

Transferred Bircham Newton, King's Lynn, Norfolk PE31, UK 28 June 1945

Transferred to 695 Sqn 28-6-45.

Struck Off Charge SOC Bircham Newton, King's Lynn, Norfolk PE31, UK 26 July 1945

Struck Off Charge 26-7-45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 September 2015 17:25:39 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=EN894&Submit4=Go

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