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LZ820

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire LZ820 Mk Vc, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
9 MU 5-Apr-43
82 MU 15-Apr-43 Packing Depot
Loaded aboard SS Empire Barrie 2-May-43
Shipped to Casablanca 17-May-43
Assigned to 4FS 52FG 12AF USAAF May-43
Ran low on fuel, performed wheels up landing Borgataro Italy 19-Dec-43. Pilot Lt John Whittle Massey POW. MACR 1598.
SOC 29-Feb-44.

Service

Units

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK April 1943

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Assigned Calvi, France May 1943

Assigned to 4FS 52FG 12AF USAAF May-43.

Crashed Borgotaro La Ghina, 43043 Borgo Val di Taro PR, Italy 19 December 1943

Ran low on fuel, performed wheels up landing Borgataro Italy 19-Dec-43. Pilot Lt John Whittle Massey POW. MACR 1598.

Struck Off Charge SOC Calvi, France 29 February 1944

Struck Off Charge 29-Feb-44.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2016 18:39:45 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events and unit associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://raf-112-squadron.org/52ndfghonor_roll42_43.html
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=LZ820
https://www.fold3.com/image/28698098
MACR 1598

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