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BM523

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire BM523 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
37 MU 16-Apr-42
133S 13-Jun-42
71S 29-Jun-42
transferred to 111S Eglinton 9-Jul-42
transferred to 4FS 52FG USAAF 28-Aug-42
transferred to 2FS 52FG USAAF
Flying accident Cat AC damage 2-Sep-42
Repair On Site
4FS 52FG USAAF 12-Sep-42
332S 8-Nov-42
122S 21-May-43
Landing accident Atcham/Sta 342 Cat 3 damage Lt Gilbert S Wright
66 Wing USAAF 6-Sep-43
Landing accident Duxford Cat 5 Lt Edward L Bryan 66 FW 8AF 18-Oct-43
Repair On Site
6 MU 16-Feb-44
443S 7-Mar-44
58 Operational Training Unit 30-Mar-44
57 Operational Training Unit
9 Group Communication Flight 16-Jul-44
12 Group Communication Flight 28-Sep-44
Eshott 28-Sep-44
57 Operational Training Unit 2-Nov-44
Air Service Training Heston 14-Jun-45
Struck Off Charge 2-Jun-47

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 66th Fighter Wing
  • 52nd Fighter Group

    52nd Fighter Group

    Group
    Two of the Squadrons of the 52nd Fighter Group flew Spitfires with RAF Fighter Command in August and early September 1942 from northern Ireland. After these preparatory missions, the Group joined the Twelfth and then Fifteenth Air Force in the...

  • No. 71 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 71 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 19 September 1940, No. 71 was reformed at Church Fenton as the first 'Eagle' Squadron to be manned by American personnel. The Squadron received Hurricanes in November and became operational on defensive duties on 5 February 1941. No. 71 converted...

People

  • Sylvan Feld

    Military | Major | Pilot | 373rd Fighter Group
    William S Lyons named his P-51 “Tiger’s Revenge” for his cousin, Maj. Sylvan [NMI] Feld (service number O-437064) of Headquarters unit of the 373rd Fighter Group, 9th Air Force who was Killed in Action (KIA) on 13th August 1944 at Argentan, France in P...

  • Gilbert Wright

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 355th Fighter Group

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...

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

  • 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....

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK April 1942

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Assigned Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 13 June 1942

Assigned to 133[Eagle] Sqn RAF 13-Jun-42.

Transferred Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire DN21, UK 29 June 1942

Transferred to 71[Eagle] Sqn RAF 29-Jun-42.

Transferred Eglinton, Londonderry, Derry BT47, UK 28 August 1942

Transferred to 4th FS 52nd FG USAAF 28-Aug-42. Lt Sylvan Feld.

Transferred Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire DN19, UK 1 September 1942

Transferred to 2nd FS 52nd FG USAAF 1-Sep-42.

Crashed Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire DN19, UK 2 September 1942

Flying accident Cat AC damage 2-Sep-42.

Repair On Site ROS Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire DN19, UK 3 September 1942 – 11 September 1942

Repair On Site.

Assigned Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire DN19, UK 12 September 1942

4FS 52FG USAAF 12-Sep-42.

Transferred Sawston Hall, Church Ln, Sawston, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB22 3JR, UK 6 September 1943

Transferred to 66 Fighter Wing USAAF 6-Sep-43.

Crashed Duxford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB22, UK 18 October 1943

Landing accident Duxford Cat 5 Lt Edward L Bryan. 66 FW 8AF 18-Oct-43.

Repair On Site Duxford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB22, UK 19 November 1943 – 23 December 1943

Repair On Site.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 20:23:09 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://raf-112-squadron.org/52ndfghonor_roll42_43.html

Date Contributor Update
15 February 2016 16:49:41 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://raf-112-squadron.org/52ndfghonor_roll42_43.html

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2015 18:13:47 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.
http://raf-112-squadron.org/52ndfghonor_roll42_43.html

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