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AA754

Spitfire

Supermarine Spifire AA754 Mk Vb, Const #2161, Built at Chattis Hill.
FF 3-10-41, assigned to 2nd FS 52nd PG 8AF USAAF 20-8-42, Forced Landing Engine Failure RAF Kenley, Kent, Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Hugh L Williamson 2FS 52FG, 29-8-42, ROS, assigned to 129 Sqn, Collided with Lysander V9797 2m S of Skegness Lincs 21-1-43, SOC.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 52nd Fighter Group

    52nd Fighter Group

    Group
    Two of the Squadrons of the 52nd Fighter Group flew Spitfires with RAF Fighter Command in August and early September 1942 from Northern Ireland. After these preparatory missions, the Group joined the Twelfth and then Fifteenth Air Force in the...

Places

  • Eglinton

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1940-41, Eighth Air Force lodger units moved in in 1942. The 52nd Fighter Group and 82nd Fighter Group used the airfield, before the Royal Navy moved in and occupied the base until 1959. Partly closed, it was still used by the...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Chattis Hill, Spitfire Ln, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6JS, UK 2 October 1941

Built at Chattis Hill. First Flew 3-10-41.

Assigned Eglinton, Londonderry, Derry BT47, UK 20 August 1942

Assigned to 2nd FS, 52nd PG, 8AF USAAF 4-10-41.

Crashed Royal Air Force Kenley Tribute, Kenley, Kenley, Greater London CR8, UK 29 August 1942

Forced Landing Engine Failure RAF Kenley, Kent, Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Hugh L Williamson 2FS 52FG, 29-8-42.

Repair On Site ROS Royal Air Force Kenley Tribute, Kenley, Kenley, Greater London CR8, UK 30 August 1942 – 25 October 1942

Repair On Site.

Assigned Skeabrae, Orkney, Orkney KW17, UK 26 October 1942

Assigned to 129 (Mysore) Sqn.

Crashed Skegness, Lincolnshire, UK 21 January 1943

Collided with drogue towing Lysander V9797 2m S of Skegness Lincs 21-1-43.

Struck Off Charge SOC 22 January 1943

Struck Off Charge .

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 September 2015 20:35:49 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spifire Production List.
http://raf-112-squadron.org/52ndfghonor_roll42_43.html
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=AA-754

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