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BM530

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire BM530 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
First Flew 16-Apr-42
39 MU 18-Apr-42
132S 7-Jun-42
133S Aug-42
336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF
FA Cat AC damage 24-Oct-42
Repair On Site
308S 21-May-43
215S
FA Cat AC damage 3-Nov-43
Repair On Site
130S 26-Jan-44
222S 16-Feb-44
FA Cat AC damage 8-Mar-44
Repair On Site
53 Operational Training Unit 27-Jun-44
587S 7-Jun-45
Air Service Training Heston 10-Oct-45
Struck Off Charge 25-Oct-45

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

  • No. 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 1 August 1941, No. 133 reformed at Coltishall as the third 'Eagle' Squadron manned by American personnel. Equipped with Hurricanes it became operational at the end of September. The next month the Squadron moved to Northern Ireland, returning to...

People

  • Richard Braley

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot
    Joined RAFVR, assigned to 133S, transferred to 336FS, 4th FG, 8AF USAAF, ...

  • Donald Cameron

    Military | Fighter Pilot

  • Dominic Gentile

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
    Don Gentile was born on December 6, 1920, to Italian parents in Piqua, Ohio. As a boy, he had always been fascinated with flying and built, as his mother remembered, hundreds of model airplanes. Don used to say to his mother, “I hope someday I'll be...

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.

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK April 1942

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Transferred Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK August 1942

Transferred to 133[Eagle] Sqn RAF.

E/A Destroyed Dieppe, France 19 August 1942

Fw190 and Ju88 destroyed East Dieppe, pilot P/O Don S Gentile

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK September 1942

Assigned to 336FS 4FG 8AF USAAF.

Crashed 24 October 1942

Landing accident RAF Great Samford, Essex Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Donald K Cameron, 24-Oct-42.

336FS 4FG 8AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2016 09:54:03 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=BM-530
Aces High: A Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter Pilots of the ..., Volume 2 By Christopher Shores, Clive Williams
http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_gentile_d_s.php
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_br...

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2016 21:07:50 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=BM-530
Aces High: A Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter Pilots of the ..., Volume 2 By Christopher Shores, Clive Williams
http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_gentile_d_s.php
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_br...

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