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W3815

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire W3815 Mk Vb Const #1985, Built at Eastleigh.
FF 22-8-41, Delivered to No 8 MU 24-8-41, assigned to 611S 29-8-41, transferred to 64S 14-11-41, General Aircraft Ltd 21-3-42, FA Cat C 5-4-42, ROS, assigned to USAAF 7-6-42 496FTG 555FTS 8AF, transferred to 332S 8-11-42, FAAC 2-12-42, LMS, 58OTU 23-3-45, SOC 17-7-45.

Service

Units

Places

  • Atcham

    Military site : airfield
    Atcham, at some remove from other American Air Force bases in Shropshire, was used by USAAF to train pilots from June 1942, several months before the American Eagle Squadrons were combined to form the 4th Fighter Group. Pilots here were mainly trained...

  • Goxhill

    Military site : airfield
    Goxhill opened in June 1941 as an RAF Bomber Command airfield, before being handed over to RAF Fighter Command in December. The Eighth Air Force took ownership in August 1942, and used the airfield, which they quickly dubbed 'Goat Hill' for operational...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK 22 August 1941

Built at Eastleigh. First flew 22-8-41.

Delivered Little Rissington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54, UK 24 August 1941

Delivered to No 8 MU 24-8-41.

Assigned Hornchurch, Greater London, UK 29 August 1941

Assigned to 611S 29-8-41.

Transferred Hornchurch, Greater London, UK 14 November 1941

Transferred to 64S 14-11-41.

Factory repair Hanworth, Hampton, Hampton, Greater London TW12, UK 21 March 1942

To General Aircraft Ltd 21-3-42.

Crashed Hornchurch, Greater London, UK 5 April 1942

Flying accident Cat C 5-4-42

Repair On Site ROS Hornchurch, Greater London, UK 6 April 1942 – 5 June 1942

Repair On Site.

Assigned Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire DN19, UK 7 June 1942

Assigned to 555FTS 496FTG 8AF USAAF 7-6-42.

Transferred 8 November 1942

Transferred to 332S 8-11-42

Crashed 2 December 1942

Flying accident Cat AC 2-12-42.

Factory repair Barassie, Troon. South Ayrshire, Scotland, UK 5 December 1942 – 5 February 1943

To London Midland Scotland Railways for repair.

Assigned Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK 6 February 1943

Assigned to 109th Obs Sqn 67th Obs Grp 8AF.

Crashed Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK 12 February 1943

Landing accident Atcham/Sta 342 Cat 4 damage pilot Lt William A Watkins, 12-2-43.
109OS 67OG 8AF.

Transferred Grangemouth, Falkirk, UK 23 March 1945

Transferred to 58 OTU 23-3-45.

Struck Off Charge SOC Grangemouth, Falkirk, UK 17 July 1945

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 November 2015 12:21:07 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=W3815&Submit4=Go

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