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P8074

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8074 Mk IIa, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 37 MU 24-2-41, assigned to 222S 13-3-41, damaged by Ju88 4-4-41, ROS, assigned to 501S 2-6-41, damaged C2 14-7-41, ROS, assigned to 133S 28-10-41, crashed engine failure Lough Eske Eire Pilot P/O Wolfe baled and interred 30-11-41, SOC.

Service

Units

  • No. 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 1 August 1941, No. 133 reformed at Coltishall as the third 'Eagle' Squadron manned by American personnel. Equipped with Hurricanes it became operational at the end of September. The next month the Squadron moved to Northern Ireland, returning to...

People

  • Roland Wolfe

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Entered WW II through the RCAF into the RAF, flying with the 133 [Eagle] Squadron, while flying a Spitfire on a convoy patrol, suffered engine failure and baled out, landing in Eire, 13 miles from his base, was picked up by the Irish army and interned...

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 February 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Burtonwood, Warrington, UK 24 February 1941

Delivered to No 37 MU 24-2-41.

Assigned Coltishall, Norwich, Norfolk NR12, UK 13 March 1941

Assigned to 222S 13-3-41.

Presentation Spitfire Coltishall, Norwich, Norfolk NR12, UK 13 March 1941

Presentation Spitfire named 'Garfield Weston No 1'.

Combat damage 4 April 1941

Damaged by Ju88 4-4-41.

Repair On Site ROS Coltishall, Norwich, Norfolk NR12, UK 5 April 1941 – 1 June 1941

Repair On Site.

Assigned Colerne, Wiltshire, UK 2 June 1941

Assigned to 501S 2-6-41.

Crashed 14 July 1941

Damaged Cat 2 14-7-41.

Repair On Site ROS Colerne, Wiltshire, UK 15 July 1941 – 27 October 1941

Repair On Site.

Assigned Eglinton, Londonderry, Derry BT47, UK 28 October 1941

Assigned to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 28-10-41.

Crashed Lough Eske, Co. Donegal, Ireland 30 November 1941

Crashed due to engine failure Lough Eske Eire, pilot P/O Roland L Wolfe baled out and interred 30-11-41.

Struck Off Charge SOC Eglinton, Londonderry, Derry BT47, UK 1 December 1941

Struck Off Charge.

Recovered Lough Eske, Co. Donegal, Ireland June 2011

Crash site subject of archaeological excavation.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 22:43:02 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2015 13:43:50 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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