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AR393

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire AR393 MK Vb, Built at Westland.
38 MU 1-Apr-42
118S 19-Apr-42
154S 22-Jun-42
Repair On Site 10-Jul-42
315S 29-Jul-42
41S 23-Aug-42
610S 12-Mar-43
350S 27-Mar-43
Flying accident Cat AC damage 27-Jul-43
Repair On Site
109TRS, 67TRG 9AF USAAF 6-Jan-44
Heston Aircraft Ltd 17-Jun-44 M46 install
83 Ground Support Unit 3-Oct-44
U/C jammed bellylanded at Cranwell South 12-Apr-45

Service

Aircraft

Units

Places

  • 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...

  • Middle Wallop

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber station with a grass airfield, concrete perimeter track and hardstandings, Middle Wallop opened as a training base in April 1940, before construction was complete. Used as an RAF day-fighter and night-fighter base during 1940...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Yeovil, Somerset, UK March 1942

Built at Westland.

Transferred Membury, Axminster, Devon EX13, UK 6 January 1944

Transferred to 109TRS, 67TRG 9AF USAAF 6-Jan-44.

Crashed Hawarden, Deeside, Flintshire CH5, UK 8 January 1944

Ground accident RAF Hawarden Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt John E Perry, 8-Jan-44. Struck on ground by Spitfire Mk Vb W3837 of the same unit, landing.

109TRS 67TRG 9AF.

Crashed Wenvoe, Vale of Glamorgan, UK 28 January 1944

Forced Landing Rhua Farm, Wenvoe Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Frank M Robinson, 28-Jan-44.

109TRS 67TRG 9AF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2016 10:09:10 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=AR393&Submit4=Go
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=118842

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