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P8183

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8183 Mk IIa, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to 8MU 13-3-41, assigned to 74S 12-4-41, transferred to 602S 11-6-41, transferred to 71S 6-8-41, transferred to 306S 15-11-41, transferred to 308S 11-12-41, port wing failed crashed into sea nr Lytham Pier Lancs 21-12-41, SOC 29-12-41.

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 March 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Little Rissington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54, UK 13 March 1941

Delivered to No 8 MU 13-3-41.

Assigned London Biggin Hill Airport, Main Road, Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent TN16 3BH, UK 12 April 1941

Assigned to 74 Sqn 12-4-41.

Presentation Spitfire London Biggin Hill Airport, Main Road, Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent TN16 3BH, UK 12 April 1941

Presentation Spitfire named 'Tasmania III'.

Transferred Ayr, South Ayrshire, UK 11 June 1941

Transferred to 602 Sqn (City of Glasgow) 11-6-41.

Transferred Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 6 August 1941

Transferred to 71 [Eagle] Sqn 6-8-41.

Transferred Church Fenton, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire LS24, UK 15 November 1941

Transferred to 306 Sqn [Polish] 15-11-41.

Transferred Baginton, Coventry, Warwickshire, UK 11 December 1941

Transferred to 308 Sqn [Polish]11-12-41.

Crashed The Pier, Lytham Saint Annes, Lancashire FY8 2NG, UK 21 December 1941

Catastrophic structural failure in flight. Probably during the recovery from a dive. The port wing of the Spitfire broke off and the aircraft dived into the sand of the Ribble Estuary. F/O Edmund Krawczynski - killed in a flying accident. 21-12-41.

Struck Off Charge SOC Baginton, Coventry, Warwickshire, UK 29 December 1941

Struck Off Charge 29-12-41.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 10:57:03 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
10 August 2015 18:21:18 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

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