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X4180

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire X4180 Mk Ia Const #1020, Built at Eastleigh.
First Flew 12-Aug-40
48 MU 13-Aug-40
616S 26-Aug-40
Flying accident Cat 2 damage 27-Aug-40
61 Operational Training Unit 28-Jun-41
1 Civilian Repair Unit 20-Aug-41
Converted to Mk Va Merlin 45
121S 7-Dec-41
403S 31-Dec-41
133S 6-Feb-42
2nd FS, 52nd FG USAAF 6-Jun-42
Flying accident Cat AC damage 10-Jan-43
61 Operational Training Unit 28-Feb-44
Hit by R6720 while parked North Weald CE 12-Aug-44

Service

Aircraft

  • R6720

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire R6720 Mk Ia Const #774, Built at Eastleigh. ...

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Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 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. 121 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 121 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 14 May 1941, No. 121 was reformed at Kirton-in-Lindsey as the second 'Eagle' Squadron to be manned by American volunteers. Equipped with Hurricanes, it began defensive patrols in October but in November it converted to Spitfires. It moved to North...

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.

  • Eglinton

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1940-41, Eighth Air Force lodger units moved in in 1942. The 52nd Fighter Group and 82nd Fighter Group used the airfield, before the Royal Navy moved in and occupied the base until 1959. Partly closed, it was still used by the...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK August 1940

Built at Eastleigh.

Transferred Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 7 December 1941

Transferred to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 7-Dec-41.

Transferred Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 6 February 1942

Transferred to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 6-Feb-42.

Transferred Eglinton, Londonderry, Derry BT47, UK 6 June 1942

Transferred to 2nd FS, 52nd FG USAAF 6-Jun-42

Crashed North Weald Bassett, Epping, Essex CM16, UK

Hit by Spitfire R6720 while parked North Weald CE damage 12-Aug-44.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 21:36:41 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
12 February 2016 20:32:34 Al_Skiff Changes to description
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
12 February 2016 20:27:36 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, aircraft associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

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

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