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AD498

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire AD498 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
delivered to No 24 MU 23-10-41, assigned to 121S 30-11-41, shot down by fighters nr Marquise, crashed Hardinghen 17-4-42 pilot F/Sgt F C Austin RCAF killed.

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

  • Frederick Austin

    Military | Flight Sergeant | Pilot
    Flight Sgt Frederick Carleton Austin (1918-1942), born Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A.; prior to the war was employed as an Investigator by Pinkerton Detective Agency; enlisted Royal Canadian Air Force, 30-8-40; carried out his pilot training at No. 8 F.T.S. ...

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 Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK October 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Tern Hill, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9, UK 23 October 1941

Delivered to No 24 MU 23-10-41.

Assigned Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire DN21, UK 30 November 1941

Assigned to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 30-11-41.

Presentation Spitfire Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire DN21, UK 30 November 1941

Presentation Spitfire named 'South West Lancashire'

Crashed Hardinghen, France 17 April 1942

Shot down by fighters nr Marquise, crashed Hardinghen 17-4-42 pilot F/Sgt Frederick C Austin killed.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2015 09:51:06 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

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