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Spitfire

Spitfire MkV assigned to 4th Fighter Group, 335 Fighter Squadron as part of a reverse Lend-Lease Agreement. Tail number is unknown. Shot down by flak while attacking an enemy ship convoy. Crashed into the North Sea near Walcheren Island, Holland. No MACR issued for this loss.

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    335th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 335th Fighter Squadron was the offspring of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF. Formed on 21 May 1941, No. 121 was the second of the three Eagle Squadrons composed of American volunteers flying out of England. They were known as the "Chiefs" and were...

Missions

  • VIII Fighter Command PATROL & STRAFING

    5 February 1943
    4th Fighter Group has two operations of this date: 2 Spitfires are despatched on routine patrols along the English coast; 6 other Spitfires are despatched to strafe a German ship convoy. 2 corvettes and one merchant ship are damaged. 1 Spitfire is shot...

Places

  • 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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2015 19:30:35 Lee8thbuff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 29-Jan-2015. New entry, all information based on "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE and confirmed by Peter Randall, webmaster and historian of littlefriends.co.uk.

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