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JK948

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire JK948 Mk Vc, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 45 MU 15-3-43, transferred to 215MU 7-4-43, loaded aboard SS Empire Barrie 2-5-43, to Casablanca 17-5-43, to NW Africa 31-7-43, assigned to 4th FS 52nd PG 12th AF USAAF, lost over France 27-1-44 Lt Ottaway B Cornwell MACR 2225, SOC.

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 4th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Ottaway Cornwell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 52nd Fighter Group
    Pilot 4th FS, 52nd FG, 12AF USAAF, lost over France 27-1-44 Lt Ottaway B Cornwell KIA. MACR 2225. ...

Events

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

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered RAF Kinloss, Forres, Morayshire IV36 3UH, UK 15 March 1943

Delivered to No 45 MU 15-3-43.

Transferred Locharbriggs, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG1, UK 7 April 1943

Transferred to No 215 MU 7-4-43.

Loaded aboard Merseyside, UK 2 May 1943

Loaded aboard SS Empire Barrie 2-5-43.

Shipped overseas Casablanca, Morocco 17 May 1943

To Casablanca 17-5-43.

Ferried Tangier, Morocco 31 July 1943

To NW Africa 31-7-43.

Assigned Bocca Di Spelonca Falco, 20246 Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda, France 2 August 1943

Assigned to 4th FS 52nd PG 12th AF USAAF.

Crashed Le Cannet, France 27 January 1944

Lost over France on fighter sweep, part of flight of four, engaged E/A and was shot down, 27-1-44 1st Lt Ottaway B Cornwell, 27-1-44. MACR 2225.

Struck Off Charge SOC 28 January 1944

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 September 2015 17:43:14 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=2225
https://www.fold3.com/image/28600711/

Date Contributor Update
28 September 2015 17:42:22 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events and unit associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=2225
https://www.fold3.com/image/28600711/

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