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JK707

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire JK707 Mk VcT, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 15 MU 24-2-43, transferred to No 76 MU 10-3-43, Loaded aboard SS Harpolycus 22-3-43, shipped to Casablanca 6-4-43, to NW Africa 30-4-43, assigned to 307th FS, 31st FG, 15th AF USAAF, shot down by return fire Do217 and pilot Major Virgil C Fields crash landed on beach off Salerno 9-9-43, SOC.

Service

Units

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    Command
    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 31st Fighter Group

    31st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 31st Fighter Group only flew missions from England between June and September 1942 but during this period they supported the Dieppe raid, the assault on occupied Europe, predominantly by the Canadian army. The attack was forced into early retreat...

  • 307th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Virgil Fields

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Squadron Commander | 31st Fighter Group
    CO 307th FS 31st FG Oct 1943 - Feb. 1944 (assigned April 1943 - Feb. 1944). ...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK February 1943

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Wroughton, Swindon, Swindon SN4, UK 24 February 1943

Delivered to No 15 MU 24-2-43

Transferred Wroughton, Swindon, Swindon SN4, UK 10 March 1943

Transferred to No 76 MU 10-3-43.

Loaded aboard Merseyside, UK 22 March 1943

Loaded aboard SS Harpolycus 22-3-43.

Assigned Jilmah, Tunisia 3 April 1943

Assigned to 307th FS, 31st FG, 15th AF USAAF.

Shipped overseas Casablanca, Morocco 6 April 1943

Shipped to Casablanca 6-4-43.

Ferried Tangier, Morocco 30 April 1943

To NW Africa 30-4-43.

Crashed Salerno SA, Italy 9 September 1943

Shot down by return fire Do217 and pilot Major Virgil C Fields crash landed on beach off Salerno 9-9-43.

Struck Off Charge SOC Korba, Tunisia 10 September 1943

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 September 2015 15:29:32 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations and person associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/uk/raf/spitfire/spitfire-mk-vc-tr...

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