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X4331

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire X4331 Mk Ia Const #1096, Built at Eastleigh.
First Flew 31-Aug-40
24 MU 1-Sep-40
19S 15-Sep-40
609S 28-Sep-40
66S 24-Feb-41
57 Operational Training Unit 7-Apr-41
Morris Motors 10-Jul-41
Converted to Mk Va Merlin 45
306S 3-Oct-41
610S 18-Nov-41
133S 17-Jan-42
601S 9-Apr-42
RNDA Yeovilton 11-Sep-42
887S Jan-43 to Apr-43
759S Yeovilton burst tyre landing Cat X1 17-May-44 (S/L JA Scott)
Flapless landing u/c collapsed 30-Sep-44 (S/L AJ Hayman)

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 Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK August 1940

Built at Eastleigh.

Transferred Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 17 January 1942

Transferred to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 17-Jan-42.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2016 09:42:49 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
12 February 2016 20:45:30 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

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