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EN-564

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire EN564 Mk LFIX, Const #4130, Built at Rolls Royce Hucknall.
FF 21-3-43, Delivered to No 49 MU 26-3-43, Assigned to 485S 4-7-43, transferred to 12TRS, 67TRG, 8AF USAAF, Ramrod to Bernay area, US pilot gaining combat experience 14-7-43 Capt John R Walker USAAF KIA. MACR 36.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


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

  • 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group

    67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group

    Group
    The four Squadrons of the 67th Recon Group (12th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron; 107th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron; 109th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron and 153rd Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron)...

  • 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron

People

  • John Walker

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group
    Assigned to 12TRS, 67TRG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from escort mission to Evreux, France in Spitfire EN564 with 485(NZ) Sqn RAF. Shot down by FW190 in Bernay, France region, glycol seen to be trailing from port radiator. Killed in Action (KIA)...

Places

  • 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 Hucknall, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK 21 March 1943 – 14 July 1943

Built at Rolls Royce Hucknall. First flew 21-3-43.

Delivered Faygate, Horsham, West Sussex RH12, UK 26 March 1943

Delivered to No 49 MU 26-3-43.

Assigned Mildenhall, Bury Saint Edmunds, Suffolk IP28, UK 4 July 1943

Assigned to 485 Sqn (NZ) 4-7-43.

Transferred Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20, UK 10 July 1943

Transferred to 12TRS, 67TRG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Bernay, France 14 July 1943

Ramrod to Berney area US pilot gaining combat experience 14-7-43 Capt John R Walker USAAF KIA. MACR 36.

Struck Off Charge SOC Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20, UK 15 July 1943

Struck Off Charge

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 September 2015 22:37:20 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 36 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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