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W3848

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire W3848 Mk Vb Const #2070, Built at Eastleigh.
First Flew 11-Sep-41
8 MU 11-Sep-41
111S 22-Sep-41
FA Cat AC damage 29-May-42
41S 22-Aug-42
122S 14-Mar-43
222S 'ZD-P' 19-May-43
12TrS 67TrG 9AF USAAF 2-Nov-43
Taxiing accident 14-Mar-44
Heston Aircraft Ltd 16-Jun-44
1661CU 29-Nov-44
Struck Off Charge 27-Dec-45

Service

Units

Places

  • Chilbolton

    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...

Events

Event Location Date
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.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
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
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=EDW3848&Submit4=Go
https://fyldebbmfund.wordpress.com/gifts-of-war-presentation-spitfires/

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