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W3645

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire W3645 Mk Vb, Const #1907, Built at Eastleigh.
First flew 31-7-41, delivered to No 6 MU 3-8-41, assigned to 485S 15-8-41, Cat CB on Op's 18-12-41, AST Heston, assigned to 121S 30-4-42, ditched after attack on shipping off Walcheren 31-5-42 F/Lt Thomas W Allen killed. SOC.

Service

Units

  • 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

  • Thomas Allen

    Military | Flight Lieutenant | Pilot
    Joined RCAF, service pilot training in US, shipped overseas to ETO, operational training at OTU, assigned 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF June 41, 12-4-41 1 x damaged and 1 x probable Bf109, ...

Places

  • 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....

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK 31 July 1941

Built at Eastleigh. First flew 31-7-41.

Delivered RAF Brize Norton, Carterton, Oxfordshire OX18 3LX, UK 3 August 1941

Delivered to No 6 MU 3-8-41.

Assigned Redhill, Surrey, UK 15 August 1941

Assigned to 485 Sqn 15-8-41.

Presentation Spitfire Redhill, Surrey, UK 15 August 1941

Presentation Spitfire named 'Joseph Snooka' (Johannesburg).

Combat damage 18 December 1941

Cat CB damage on Op's 18-12-41.

Factory repair 19 December 1941 – March 1941

To Air Service Training Heston for repair.

Assigned North Weald Bassett, Epping, Essex CM16, UK 30 April 1942

Assigned to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 30-4-42.

Crashed Off Walcheren, 3524 Utrecht, Netherlands 31 May 1942

Ditched after attack on shipping off Walcheren 31-5-42 F/Lt Thomas W Allen killed.

Struck Off Charge SOC North Weald Bassett, Epping, Essex CM16, UK 1 June 1942

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2015 17:33:50 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames, markings and events
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
https://fyldebbmfund.wordpress.com/gifts-of-war-presentation-spitfires/

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2015 17:30:06 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.

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