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X4172

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire X4172 Mk Ia Const #1012, Built at Eastleigh.
First Flew 10-Aug-40
24 MU 12-Aug-40
266S 17-Aug-40
616S 7-Sep-40
65S 26-Feb-41
308S 4-Apr-41
Flying accident 4-May-41
Air Service Training 130S
26-Oct-41
Cat AC damage 12-Nov-41
Vickers Armstrong repair
133S 26-Feb-42
601S 11-Apr-42
Flying accident Cat AC damage 5-May-42
421S 24-May-42
RNDA 1-Sep-42
Stretton Sep-42
Air Service Training 10-Oct-42 hook fitted
RNAS Machrihanish 17-Oct-42
Ayr 15-Dec-42
To store 9-Jan-43
Tested ARS Hatston 18-Mar-43
Machrihanish workshops (Vb) Apr-43 to Jun-43
768S autumn 1943
Evanton store Nov-43 to Dec-43
RNDA 21-Jan-44
768S Abbotsinch
hook torn out landing Argus Cat X2 22-Feb-44 (S/L GY Hooper RNZN)
Accident Cat C 20-May-44
RNAS 27-May-44
761S Henstridge Jun-44 to Nov-44
ADDLs
starboard oleo damaged wheel-up landing Cat X1 8-Jul-44 (S/L TA Trotter)

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 26 February 1942

Transferred to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 26-Feb-42.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2016 09:46:36 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
15 February 2016 09:18:54 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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