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PA841

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire PA841 Mk PRXIT Const #4993, Built at Chattis Hill.
FF 30-10-43, Delivered to Benson 6-11-43, assigned to 14PS, 7PG, 8AF USAAF 5-12-43, HAL 5-4-45, recat E, SOC 13-9-45.

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Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    Group
    Based for the majority of their service at Mount Farm, Oxfordshire, the 7th Photographic Group (Reconnaissance) took over three million intelligence photos during the course of 4,251 sorties over occupied Europe. The Group was awarded a Distinguished...

  • 14th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

People

  • Kermit Bliss

    Military | Major | Commanding Officer/Engineering Officer/Photo Recon Pilot | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

  • John Blyth

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
    31 October 1943 in F-5A#212322 forced to return to base due to equipment problems and haze. Attempting to land at RAF Thame, did not stop in time and had accident.

  • Fabian Egan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Photo Reconnaissance Pilot | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel

Missions

Places

  • Mount Farm

    Military site : airfield
    Originally a grass airfield satellite for the RAF Photographic Reconnaissance Unit at nearby RAF Benson, Mount Farm was built in 1940-1941. It had three concrete runways, 49 dispersals (24 concrete pan type plus 25 PSP squares), and eight blister...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Chattis Hill, Spitfire Ln, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6JS, UK 30 October 1943

Built at Chattis Hill. First flew 30-10-43.

Delivered Benson, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10, UK 6 November 1943

Delivered to Benson 6-11-43.

Assigned Mt Farm Cottage, Dorchester, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7PG, UK 5 December 1943

Assigned to 14PS, 7PG, 8AF USAAF 5-12-43.

Factory repair Heston, Hounslow, Hounslow, Greater London TW5, UK 5 April 1945

To Heston Aircraft Ltd 5-4-45. Recat E. DBR.

Struck Off Charge SOC Mt Farm Cottage, Dorchester, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7PG, UK 13 September 1945

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 November 2015 17:23:54 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

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