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JK705

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire JK705 Mk Vc, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircrfat Factory.
Delivered to No 33 MU 27-2-43, transferred to No 82 MU 12-3-43, SS Empire Prince 23-3-43,
Casablanca 6-4-43, assigned to 4FS 52FG 12AF USAAF 29-2-44, Recce mission to France, German airfield at Grande Bastide, bounced and shot down by Bf109's, seen to crash and explode on nearby mountainside. Pilot Lt Harold Beedle Jr KIA. MACR 2226. Written off France 27-1-45.

Service

Units

  • 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...

People

  • Harold Beedle

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 52nd Fighter Group
    Pilot 4th FS, 52nd FG, 12AF USAAF. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK February 1943

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircrfat Factory.

Delivered Lyneham, Wiltshire, UK 27 February 1943

Delivered to No 33 MU 27-2-43.

Shipped overseas Casablanca, Morocco 6 March 1943

Shipped to Casablanca 6-4-43.

Transferred Lichfield, Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK 12 March 1943

Transferred to No 82 MU 12-3-43. Prepared for shipping.

Loaded aboard Merseyside, UK 23 March 1943

Loaded aboard SS Empire Prince 23-3-43.

Assigned Aghione, France 29 February 1944

Assigned to 4th FS 52nd FG 12AF USAAF 29-2-44.

Written off Grande Bastide, Pourrières, France 27 January 1945

Recce mission to France, German airfield at Grande Bastide, bounced and shot down by Bf109's, seen to crash and explode on nearby mountainside. Pilot Lt Harold Beedle Jr KIA. MACR 2226. Written off France 27-1-45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 December 2015 17:20:08 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events and unit associations
Sources

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

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