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P7849

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P7849 Mk IIa, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 2 MU 9-1-41, assigned to 19S 11-1-41, transferred to 131 Sqn, converted to Mk V Merlin 45, assigned to 2nd FS, 52PG USAAF 18-11-42, transferred to 5th FS, 52 PG USAAF, transferred to 109 Obs Sqn, 67 Obs Sqn USAAC, after takeoff from Atcham on a sector recon mission, involved in a mid air collision with another plane from the same squadron. The other pilot was Edward D. Smith in Spitfire VB BL660. Planes went down near Wellington, Shropshire. 2L Daniel R Scott Killed non operational, 29-3-43.

Picture of A/C held by IWM http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205179474
Side view of A/C http://www.markstyling.com/spitfiresmkl_ll_1.htm

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...

  • 67th Observation Group
  • 109th Observation Squadron

People

  • Daniel Scott

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group
    After takeoff from Atcham on a sector reconnaisannce mission in Spitfire VB P7849, involved in a mid air collision with another plane from the same squadron. The other pilot was Edward D. Smith in Spitfire VB BL660. Planes went down near Wellington,...

Places

  • Atcham

    Military site : airfield
    Atcham, at some remove from other American Air Force bases in Shropshire, was used by USAAF to train pilots from June 1942, several months before the American Eagle Squadrons were combined to form the 4th Fighter Group. Pilots here were mainly trained...

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

  • 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...

  • 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 December 1940

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Broadheath, Worcester, Worcestershire WR2, UK 9 January 1941

Delivered to No 2 MU 9-1-41.

Assigned Duxford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB22, UK 11 January 1941

Assigned to 19 Sqn coded QV-J 'Armagh' pilot Flt Lt W Lawson. 11-1-41.

Presentation Spitfire Duxford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB22, UK 11 January 1941

Presentation Spitfire named 'Armagh' (purchased by the Belfast Telegraph Spitfire Fund).

Factory Conversion 15 July 1942 – 17 November 1942

Converted to Mk V Merlin 45.

Assigned Eglinton, Londonderry, Derry BT47, UK 18 November 1942

Assigned to 2nd FS, 52PG USAAF 18-11-42.

Transferred Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire DN19, UK 25 November 1942

Transferred to 5th FS, 52 PG USAAF.

Transferred Membury, Axminster, Devon EX13, UK December 1942

Transferred to 109 Obs Sqn, 67 Obs Sqn USAAC

Crashed Wellington, Telford, Telford and Wrekin, UK 29 March 1943

After takeoff from Atcham on a sector recon mission, involved in a mid air collision with another plane from the same squadron. The other pilot was Edward D Smith in Spitfire VB BL660. Planes went down near Wellington, Shropshire. 2L Daniel R Scott Killed non operational, 29-3-43.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 September 2015 10:13:18 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=P-7849&Submit4=Go
AAM DB entry for Daniel R Scott.

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