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P8436

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8436 Mk IIa, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered tp No 9 MU 8-5-41, assigned to 602S 3-6-41, transferred to 71S 6-8-41, transferred to 401S 9-9-41, Flying accident Cat B damage 12-9-41, to Westland for repair, assigned to 39MU 8-4-42, to RAF Bovington Converted Mk Va M45 15-5-43, assigned to 67Grp USAAF 30-8-43, to 1 Civilian Repair Unit 1-7-44, SOC 12-10-45.

Service

Units

  • 67th Observation Group
  • 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...

  • Membury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training base, Membury was built during 1942, and then upgraded in 1943 after allocation to the USAAF as a reconnaissance or transport base, with maintenance and repair depot facilities. It had eventually three concrete...

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 8 May 1941

Delivered to No 9 MU 8-5-41.

Assigned Ayr, South Ayrshire, UK 3 June 1941

Assigned to 602 Sqn (City of Glasgow) 3-6-41.

Presentation Spitfire Ayr, South Ayrshire, UK 3 June 1941

Presentation Spitfire named 'Marvi'.

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

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

Transferred Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4, UK 9 September 1941

Transferred to 401 Sqn (RCAF) 9-9-41.

Crashed Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4, UK 12 September 1941

Flying accident Cat B damage 12-9-41.

Repaired Yeovil, Somerset, UK 13 September 1941

To Westland for repair.

Assigned Colerne, Wiltshire, UK 8 April 1942

Assigned to No 39 MU 8-4-42.

Converted Mk Va Bovington, Dorset, UK 15 May 1943

RAF Bovington Converted Mk Va M45 15-5-43.

Assigned Membury, Axminster, Devon EX13, UK 30 August 1943

Assigned to 67Grp USAAF 30-8-43.

Repaired Cowley, Oxford, Oxford OX4, UK 1 July 1944

1 Civilian Repair Unit 1-7-44.

Struck Off Charge SOC Membury, Axminster, Devon EX13, UK 12 October 1945

Struck Off Charge 12-10-45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 12:59:29 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
12 August 2015 08:30:26 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
11 August 2015 21:34:24 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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