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X4615

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire X4615 Mk Ia Const #1222, Built at Eastleigh.
First Flew 12-Oct-40
24MU 15-Oct-40
616S 26-Oct-40
602S 14-Dec-40
61 Operational Training Unit 30-Jun-41
121S 13-Dec-41
332S 17-Jan-42
164S 17-Apr-42
Flying accident Cat CB damage 1-Jun-42
Scottish Aviation Converted to Mk Va Merlin 45
Heston Aircraft Ltd 10-Sep-42
Converted to PR Mk XIII Merlin 32
Vickers Armstrong South Marston 25-Jan-43 fuel syst mods wing stiff
6MU 10-Apr-43
RNDA 3-Mar-44
808S Mar-44
718S Henstridge Jan-45 to Apr-45

Service

Units

  • 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.

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK October 1940

Built at Eastleigh.

Presentation Spitfire 26 October 1940

Presentation Spitfire named 'Falklands II'.

Transferred Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 13 December 1941

Transferred to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 13-Dec-41.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 20:13:04 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
15 February 2016 10:03:50 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

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