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AD123

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire AD123 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 6 MU 16-8-41, assigned to 71S 26-8-41, Abandoned during aerobatic practice after structural failure nr Woodford Essex 15-10-41, SOC 27-10-41, RAE 1-42.

Service

People

  • Roger Atkinson

    Military | Pilot Officer | pilot
    Pilot P/O Roger Hall Atkinson 71 [Eagle] Sqn RAF was KIFA, due to his parachute failing to open after baling out of Spitfire AD123, during aerobatic practice after structural failure nr Woodford Essex 15-10-41.

Places

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

  • 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....

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK August 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered RAF Brize Norton, Carterton, Oxfordshire OX18 3LX, UK 16 August 1941

Delivered to No 6 MU 16-8-41.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 26 August 1941

Assigned to 71 [Eagle] Sqn 26-8-41.

Crashed Woodford, Greater London, UK 15 October 1941

Abandoned during aerobatic practice after structural failure nr Woodford Essex 15-10-41. Pilot P/O Roger Hall Atkinson was killed in a flying accident,
due to his parachute not opening after jumping out of AD123.

Struck Off Charge SOC Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 27 October 1941

Struck Off Charge 27-10-41.

To Royal Aircraft Establishment Bedford, Bedford, UK January 1942

To Royal Aircraft Establishment 1-42.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 August 2015 17:15:19 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.walthamstowmemories.net/pdfs/Alan%20Miles%20-%20Wenke%20Bombs...
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17662042

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