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W3599

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire W3599 Mk Vb Const #1867, Built at Chattis Hill.
First Flew 11-Jul-41
33MU 14-Jul-41
92S 22-Aug-41
610S 16-Nov-41
Heston Aircraft Ltd 7-Dec-41
133S 14-Jun-42
91S 15-Jun-42
Cat AC on Ops 23-Jun-42
Air Service Training
234S 16-Sep-42
Crashed in bad visibility Southall Cat CE damage 12-Dec-42
Struck Off Charge 16-Dec-42

Sent to Portreath airfield to collect two Spitfires for use by 316 Squadron, they ferried the aircraft back to the area of Hutton Cranswick but whilst making an attempt to locate the aerodrome, F/O Edward J Kowalski misjudged his height and in poor visibility the aircraft collided with one of the outbuildings of South Hall Farm, Hutton Cranswick. A/C was completely wrecked and the pilot killed. 12-Dec-42.

Service

Units

  • No. 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 1 August 1941, No. 133 reformed at Coltishall as the third 'Eagle' Squadron manned by American personnel. Equipped with Hurricanes it became operational at the end of September. The next month the Squadron moved to Northern Ireland, returning to...

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.

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Chattis Hill, Spitfire Ln, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6JS, UK July 1941

Built at Chattis Hill.

Transferred Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 14 June 1942

Transferred to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 14-Jun-42.

Crashed Southall, Greater London, UK 12 December 1942

Crashed in bad visibility Southall Cat CE damage 12-Dec-42.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2016 09:45:47 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york42/w3599.html

Date Contributor Update
12 February 2016 19:37:18 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york42/w3599.html

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