Supermarine Spitfire W3848 Mk Vb Const #2070, Built at Eastleigh.
First Flew 11-Sep-41
8 MU 11-Sep-41
FA Cat AC damage 29-May-42
222S 'ZD-P' 19-May-43
12TrS 67TrG 9AF USAAF 2-Nov-43
Taxiing accident 14-Mar-44
Heston Aircraft Ltd 16-Jun-44
Struck Off Charge 27-Dec-45
The four Squadrons of the 67th Recon Group (12th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron; 107th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron; 109th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron and 153rd Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron)...
Military site : airfield
Planned as a grass airfield Relief Landing Ground for RAF Middle Wallop, Chilbolton was used as a fighter and Army Co-operation base during 1940-42. Enlarged and upgraded with a tarmac-surface hard perimeter track, some double blast pens and other...
|Manufactured||Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK||September 1941|
Built at Eastleigh.
|Presentation Spitfire||22 September 1941|
Presentation Spitfire named Travancore II.
|Transferred||Chilbolton, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20, UK||2 November 1943|
Transferred to 12TrS 67TrG 9AF USAAF 2-Nov-43.
|Crashed||Chilbolton, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20, UK||14 March 1944|
Taxiing accident Chilbolton/Sta 404 14-Mar-44. Pilot Lt Leo F Skenyon.
|18 February 2016 23:16:05||Al_Skiff||Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations|