Supermarine Spitfire X4709 Mk Ia Const #1269, Built at Eastleigh.
First Flew 5-Nov-40
12 MU 7-Nov-40
Scottish Aviation 29-May-41
Converted to Mk Va Merlin 45
Cat CE damage on Ops 21-Aug-41
Air Service Training Heston
Ran off the runway on landing at Hutton Cranswick, struck snow bank, broken undercarriage leg. 24-Feb-42. P/O Gilbert Inland Omens.
Repair On Site
Cat AC damage 14-Mar-42
164 Sqn at Skeabrae 25-Jun-42
602 Sqn at Skeabrae 10-Sep-42
Struck while parked at Sumburgh by DH Rapide G-AGDM, Cat FA damage. 22-Oct-42.
95FS, 82FG, 8AF USAAF 26-Nov-42
Struck Off Charge 18-Sep-45.
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...
'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...
Military | Pilot Officer | Pilot
Joined RAFVR, assigned to 133[Eagle] Sqn RAF, ran off runway on landing at Hutton Cranswick in Spitfire X4709 and struck snow bank, resulting in a broken undercarriage leg. Miles Magister N3929 crashed, forced landing in Surrey. Killed in Action KIA....
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...
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....
||Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK
Built at Eastleigh.
||Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK
||28 December 1941
Transferred to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 28-Dec-41.
||Biggin Hill, Greater London, UK
||2 January 1942
Transferred to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 2-Jan-42.
||Hutton, Preston, Lancashire, UK
||24 February 1942
Ran off the runway on landing at Hutton Cranswick and struck a snow bank which resulted in a broken undercarriage leg. 24-Feb-42. P/O Gilbert Inland Omens.
||Eglinton, Londonderry, Derry BT47, UK
||26 November 1942
Transferred to 95th FS, 82nd Grp 8AF USAAF. Pilot Lt Alex K Hamric. 26-Nov-42.