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Supermarine Spitfire BL437 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 5 MU 10-12-41, assigned to 222S 2-1-42, Cat B on Ops 25-3-42
Air Service Training, 71S 21-8-42, transferred to 334th FS USAAF 1-10-42, transferred to 403S 23-3-43, transferred to 411S 16-9-43, transferred to 341S 17-10-43, transferred to 602S 25-1-44, to Reid Sigrist for refurb, to Portugal 1-8-47.



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

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered RAF Lyneham Flying Club, Kemble, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6BA, UK 10 December 1941

Delivered to No 5 MU 10-12-41.

Assigned North Weald Airfield, Merlin Way, North Weald, Essex CM16 6HR, UK 2 January 1942

Assigned to 222 Sqn 2-1-42.

Combat damage North Weald Airfield, Merlin Way, North Weald, Essex CM16 6HR, UK 25 March 1942

Cat B damage on Ops 25-3-42.

Repaired Perth, Perth, Perth and Kinross, UK 26 March 1942 – 20 August 1942

Air Service Training for repair.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 21 August 1942

Assigned to 71 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 21-8-42.

Transferred Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 1 October 1942

Transferred to 334th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF USAAF 1-10-42.

Crashed Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 30 December 1942

Taxiing accident Cat 3 damage, RAF Debden, Essex, pilot Victor J France 30-12-42.

Repaired 31 December 1942 – 22 March 1943

Repaired - location unknown.

Transferred Baginton, Coventry, Warwickshire, UK 23 March 1943

Transferred to 403 Sqn (RCAF) 23-3-43.

Transferred Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4, UK 16 September 1943

Transferred to 411 Sqn (City of York) RCAF 16-9-43.

Transferred London Biggin Hill Airport, Main Road, Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent TN16 3BH, UK 17 October 1943

Transferred to 341 Sqn 17-10-43.

Transferred Detling, Maidstone, Kent ME14, UK 25 January 1944

Transferred to 602 Sqn 25-1-44.

Factory Refurb New Malden, Greater London, UK January 1947 – 31 July 1947

To Reid Sigrist for refurb.

Shipped overseas Portugal 1 August 1947

To Portugal 1-8-47.


Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 15:32:18 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations

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Date Contributor Update
03 September 2015 20:19:17 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations

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