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P8396

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8396 Mk IIa, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to 9MU 2-5-41, assigned to 74S 9-5-41, transferred to 602S 11-6-41, transferred to 71S 10-8-41, transferred to 401S 19-9-41, transferred to 308S 17-12-41, transferred to 306S 20-12-41, transferred to 53OTU 7-2-42, Flying accident Cat B damage 26-2-42, ROS, Air collision with X4067 St.Hilary Glam Cat E 16-1-43, SOC.

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 2 May 1941

Delivered to No 9 MU 2-5-41.

Assigned London Biggin Hill Airport, Main Road, Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent TN16 3BH, UK 9 May 1941

Assigned to 74 Sqn 9-5-41.

Presentation Spitfire London Biggin Hill Airport, Main Road, Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent TN16 3BH, UK 9 May 1941

Presentation Spitfire named 'Bermuda II'.

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 10 August 1941

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

Transferred Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4, UK 19 September 1941

Transferred to 401 Sqn (RACF) 19-9-41.

Transferred Baginton, Coventry, Warwickshire, UK 17 December 1941

Transferred to 308 Sqn [Polish] 17-12-41.

Transferred Church Fenton, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire LS24, UK 20 December 1941

Transferred to 306 Sqn [Polish] 20-12-41.

Transferred Heston, Hounslow, Hounslow, Greater London TW5, UK 7 February 1942

Transferred to 53 OTU 7-2-42.

Crashed Heston, Hounslow, Hounslow, Greater London TW5, UK 26 February 1942

Flying accident Cat B damage 26-2-42.

Repair On Site ROS Heston, Hounslow, Hounslow, Greater London TW5, UK 27 February 1942

Repair On Site.

Crashed Saint Hilary, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan CF71, UK 16 January 1943

Collided with Spitfire X4067 (piloted by Sgt G.A Kemp) while in formation X4067 cutting off the tail of A/C, X4067 landed safely back at Llandow & was repaired but crashed a month later after another mid-air collision. P/O Roger N Franklin KIA.
A/C crashed at Cross farm St. Hilary, Glamorgan, Cat E damage 16-1-43.

Struck Off Charge SOC Heston, Hounslow, Hounslow, Greater London TW5, UK 26 January 1943

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 11:00:38 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
11 August 2015 15:32:53 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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