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Supermarine Spitfire JK171 Vc, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered to 46MU 4-Feb-43, Transferred 215MU 1-Mar-43, loaded aboard SS 670 24-Mar-43, shipped to Gibraltar 12-Apr-43, ferry flight NW Africa 30-Apr-43, Assigned 2FS, 52FG, 12AF May-43, Middle East 29-Mar-45, served with Yugoslavian airforce 1945, Struck Off Charge 29-Aug-46.



  • 52nd Fighter Group

    52nd Fighter Group

    Two of the Squadrons of the 52nd Fighter Group flew Spitfires with RAF Fighter Command in August and early September 1942 from northern Ireland. After these preparatory missions, the Group joined the Twelfth and then Fifteenth Air Force in the...

  • 4th Fighter Squadron


Event Location Date
Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK February 1943

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircaft Factory.

Delivered RAF Lossiemouth, UK 4 February 1943

Delivered to 46MU 4-Feb-43.

Re-assigned RAF Locharbriggs, UK 1 March 1943

Re-Assigned to 215MU 1-Mar-43.

Loaded aboard Merseyside, UK 24 March 1943

Loaded aboard SS 670 24-Mar-43.

Shipped overseas Gibraltar 12 April 1943

Shipped to Gibraltar 12-Apr-43.

Ferry flight Algiers 30 April 1943

Ferry flight NW Africa 30-Apr-43.

Assigned May 1943

Assigned 2FS, 52FG, 12AF May-43.


Date Contributor Update
03 April 2019 20:17:04 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events and unit associations