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P8702

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8702 Mk IIa, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 24 MU 22-4-41, assigned to 71S 12-8-41, transferred to 401S 9-9-41, transferred to 74S 20-10-41, transferred to 350S 28-11-41, flying accident mid air collision with Lysander RAF Valley Cat E damage 8-1-42, SOC 22-1-42.

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 Ternhill, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9, UK 22 April 1941

Delivered to No 24 MU 22-4-41.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 12 August 1941

Assigned to 71 [Eagle] Sqn 12-8-41.

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

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

Transferred London Biggin Hill Airport, Main Road, Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent TN16 3BH, UK 20 October 1941

Transferred to 74 Sqn 20-10-41.

Transferred Anglesey Airport, Valley, Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey LL65 3NX, UK 28 November 1941

Transferred to 350 Sqn (Belgium) 28-11-41.

Crashed Anglesey Airport, Valley, Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey LL65 3NX, UK 8 January 1942

A/C damaged in mid air collision, when Lysander V9604 flew into formation, just off of the runway of RAF Valley 8-1-42. P8702 - pilot Fl Lt Jacques Carlier B flight C/O, WIA, V9604 - pilot P/O Stefan Kalarus KIA.

Struck Off Charge SOC Anglesey Airport, Valley, Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey LL65 3NX, UK 22 January 1942

Struck Off Charge 22-1-42.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 13:07:08 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.350sqn.be/stories/A%20sad%20event.htm Accident Details.

Date Contributor Update
12 August 2015 11:40:50 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.350sqn.be/stories/A%20sad%20event.htm Accident Details.

Date Contributor Update
12 August 2015 10:43:55 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.350sqn.be/stories/A%20sad%20event.htm Accident Details.

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