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P8176

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8176 Mk IIa, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to 39MU 12-3-41, assigned to 66S 21-3-41, to No 1 Civilian Repair Unit 15-4-41, assigned to 71S 10-8-41, transferred to 131S 3-10-41, transferred to 53OTU 14-5-42, transferred to Central Gunnery School 19-9-43, Flying accident Cat A damage 24-8-44,
Repaired On Site 5-9-44.

Service

Units

  • No 71 'Eagle' Squadron

    No 71 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 19 September 1940, No. 71 was reformed at Church Fenton as the first 'Eagle' Squadron to be manned by American personnel. The Squadron received Hurricanes in November and became operational on defensive duties on 5 February 1941. No. 71 converted...

Places

  • Kirton-in-Lindsey

    Military site : airfield
    Used as an RFC and RAF Home Defence landing ground during the First World War, Kirton-in-Lindsey was built during 1938-40 as an RAF fighter station. It had two grass runways, 10 hardstandings, three grouped C hangars and four over-blister hangars....

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK February 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered North Colerne, Colerne, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN14, UK 12 March 1941

Delivered to No 39 MU 12-3-41.

Assigned London Biggin Hill Airport, Main Road, Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent TN16 3BH, UK 21 March 1941

Assigned to 66 Sqn 21-3-41.

Presentation Spitfire London Biggin Hill Airport, Main Road, Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent TN16 3BH, UK 21 March 1941

Presentation Spitfire named 'North Borneo I'.

Repaired Cowley, Oxford, Oxford OX4, UK 15 April 1941

To No 1 Civilian Repair Unit 15-4-41.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 10 August 1941

Assigned to 71 [Eagle] Sqn 10-8-41.

Transferred Llanbedr, Llanbedr, Gwynedd LL45, UK 3 October 1941

Transferred to 131 Sqn (County of Kent) 3-10-41.

Transferred Heston, Hounslow, Hounslow, Greater London TW5, UK 14 May 1942

Transferred to 53 OTU 14-5-42.

Transferred Sutton Bridge, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE12, UK 19 September 1943

Transferred to Central Gunnery School 19-9-43.

Crashed Sutton Bridge, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE12, UK 24 August 1944

Flying accident Cat A damage 24-8-44.

Repaired On Site ROS Sutton Bridge, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE12, UK 5 September 1944

Repaired On Site 5-9-44.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 10:55:45 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
https://fyldebbmfund.wordpress.com/gifts-of-war-presentation-spitfires/ Presentation name details.

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 10:54:27 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
https://fyldebbmfund.wordpress.com/gifts-of-war-presentation-spitfires/ Presentation name details.

Date Contributor Update
09 August 2015 21:55:03 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
https://fyldebbmfund.wordpress.com/gifts-of-war-presentation-spitfires/ Presentation name details.

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