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P8375

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8375 Mk IIa, built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to 9 MU 25-4-41, assigned to 602S 28-5-41, transferred to 71S 6-8-41, Flying accident Cat B damage 10-9-41, to Morris Motors [CBAF] 13-9-41 Converted ASR Mk IIc, assigned to 277S 20-12-42, transferred to 53 OTU 28-1-44, to Portsmouth Aviation 6-10-45,
SOC Cat E 9-10-45.

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 April 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Royal Air Force Museum, Lyssander Ave, Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP, UK 25 April 1941

Delivered to No 9 MU 25-4-41.

Assigned Ayr, South Ayrshire, UK 28 May 1941

Assigned to 602 Sqn 28-5-41.

Presentation Spitfire Ayr, South Ayrshire, UK 28 May 1941

Presentation Spitfire named 'Celebes'.

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

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

Crashed Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 10 September 1941

Flying accident Cat B damage 10-9-41

Conversion to ASR Mk IIc Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK 13 September 1941

To Morris Motors [CBAF] 13-9-41 Converted ASR Mk IIc.

Assigned Stapleford Tawney, Romford, Essex RM4, UK 20 December 1942

Assigned to 277 Sqn 20-12-42.

Transferred Heston, Hounslow, Hounslow, Greater London TW5, UK 28 January 1944

Transferred to 53 OTU 28-1-44.

To Civilian Repair Organisation Farlington, Portsmouth, UK 6 October 1945

To Portsmouth Aviation Ltd, Cat E damage 6-10-45.

Struck Off Charge SOC Heston, Hounslow, Hounslow, Greater London TW5, UK 9 October 1945

Struck Off Charge 9-10-45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 10:58:07 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
10 August 2015 20:01:55 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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