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AR283

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire AR283 Mk Vb, Built at Westland.
33 MU 12-Jan-42
611S 8-Feb-42
301S 14-Jul-42
307USAAF 23-Jan-43
153ObSqn 67ObGrp 8AF USAAF
Heston Aircraft Ltd 7-Apr-43
Vickers Armstrong South Marston 19-Aug-43 fuel syst and elevator mods wing stiffened MkIII IFF bomb carrier
416S 3-Dec-43
186S 10-Feb-44
130S 18-May-44
303S
Cat AC damage on Op's 26-Jul-44
Repair On Site
61 Operational Training Unit 14-Apr-45
Struck Off Charge 22-May-45

Service

Units

People

  • Walker Boone

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to VIII fighter command. Transferred to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 2 x kills. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: AM (3 OLC), Bronze Star, WWII Victory, EAME.

Places

  • Keevil

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training station, Keevil was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 51 pan hardstandings, two T2 hangars and nine...

  • Membury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training base, Membury was built during 1942, and then upgraded in 1943 after allocation to the USAAF as a reconnaissance or transport base, with maintenance and repair depot facilities. It had eventually three concrete...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Yeovil, Somerset, UK January 1942

Built at Westland.

Transferred Keevil, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14, UK November 1942

Transferred to 153ObSqn 67ObGrp 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Membury, Axminster EX13, UK 14 November 1942

Taxiing Accident RAF Membury, Berkshire, ENG Cat 3 damage Lt Walker L Boone, 14-Nov-42.

Spitfire Vb AR-283 - 153OS 67OG.

Crashed Keevil, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14, UK 2 April 1943

Crashed Belly Landing Keevil/Sta 471 Cat 4 damage, pilot Lt Francis J Dillon, 2-Apr-43.

153OS 67OG 8AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2016 15:16:21 Al_Skiff Changes to events and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=AR283&Submit4=Go
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Boone%2C+Walker+L...

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2016 12:01:05 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=AR283&Submit4=Go

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