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W3837

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire W3837 MK Vb Const #2040, Built at Eastleigh.
First Flew 4-Sep-41
38 MU 7-Sep-41
266S 13-Sep-41
312S 7-Jun-42
243S 2-Sep-42
Scottish Aviation 19-Nov-42
66S 12-May-43
312S 29-Jun-43
Flying accident Cat AC damage 26-Aug-43
Repair On Site
504S 6-Oct-43
67Grp USAAF 6-Jan-44
Air Service Training 10-Mar-44
53 Operational Training Unit 5-Sep-44
Struck Off Charge 22-May-45

Service

Aircraft

  • AR393

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire AR393 MK Vb, Built at Westland. ...

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
Presentation Spitfire England, UK 13 September 1941

Presentation Spitfire named Evening Telegraph.

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

Landing accident RAF Hawarden Cat 4 damage, pilot Lt Frank M Robinson, 8-Jan-44.
Collided with Spitfire Mk Vb AR393 of the same unit, landing.

109TRS 67TRG 9AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2016 10:43:23 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, aircraft associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=W3837&Submit4=Go
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=118842
https://fyldebbmfund.wordpress.com/gifts-of-war-presentation-spitfires/

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