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AD460

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire AD460 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 37 MU 17-10-41, assigned to 121S 4-11-41, missing while escorting Bostons to Le Havre 4-5-42 pilot P/O Robert V Brossmer 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

  • Robert Brossmer

    Military | Pilot Officer | Pilot
    Joined RCAF, service pilot training at Spartan Aviation College, shipped overseas to ETO, operational training at OTU, assigned to 133 squadron from October 28, 1941 to December 1, 1941 then 121 Squadron from late March 1942 to May 4, 1942. He was...

Places

  • Biggin Hill

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF Station with US lodger units. USAAF Spitfires and P-38s were attached to RAF No 11 Group stations in mid-1942 for training; also used for special operations by British and US forces.

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK October 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Burtonwood, Warrington, UK 17 October 1941

Delivered to No 37 MU 17-10-41.

Assigned Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire DN21, UK 4 November 1941

Assigned to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 4-11-41.

Crashed Le Havre, France 4 May 1942

Missing on Rodeo while escorting Bostons to Le Havre 4-5-42 pilot P/O Robert V Brossmer killed.

Struck Off Charge SOC Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire DN21, UK 5 May 1942

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 20:58:24 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
17 November 2015 17:20:51 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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