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P8392

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8392 Mk IIa, built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to 9 MU 30-4-41, assigned to 616S 9-5-41, flying accident Cat E 2-6-41 recat B, to Air Service Training, assigned to 71S 10-8-41, transferred to 401S 12-9-41, transferred to 57 OTU 24-5-42, flying accident Cat B 16-6-43, assigned to Central Gunnery School 19-2-44, SOC 30-11-44.

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...

  • Tangmere

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1917-18 as an RAF Training Depot Station (TDS), Tangmere was handed over to the US Army Air Service (USAAS) as a TDS for large Handley Page (HP) 0/400 bombers. ...

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 30 April 1941

Delivered to No 9 MU 30-4-41.

Assigned Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex, UK 9 May 1941

Assigned to 616 Sqn 9-5-41.

Presentation Spitfire 9 May 1941

GEC Presentation Spitfire 'Magnet'.

Crashed Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex, UK 2 June 1941

Flying accident Cat E 2-6-41 re-categorised to Cat B.

Repaired Perth, Perth, Perth and Kinross, UK 3 June 1941

To Air Service Training for repair.

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

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

Transferred RAF DIgby, Digby, Lincoln LN4 3LH, UK 12 September 1941

Transferred to 401 Sqn RCAF 12-9-41.

Transferred Hawarden, Deeside, Flintshire CH5, UK 24 May 1942

Transferred to 57 OTU 24-5-42.

Crashed Hawarden, Deeside, Flintshire CH5, UK 16 June 1943

Flying accident Cat B 16-6-43.

Assigned Sutton Bridge, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE12, UK 19 February 1944

Assigned to Central Gunnery School 19-2-44

Struck Off Charge SOC Sutton Bridge, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE12, UK 30 November 1944

Struck Off Charge 30-11-44.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 10:59:16 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
10 August 2015 21:00:13 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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