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BM582

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire BM582 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 37 MU 26-4-42, assigned to 310 (Czech) Sqn 28-4-42, 1 x FW 190, probable pilot Fl/Sgt M. Peter 310 (Czech) Sqn 5-6-42, transferred to 154S 12-6-42
transferred to Eagle Sqn flown by Debden Wing commander Duke-Whoolley 7-42, transferred to 4th FG 29-9-42, 1/2 Fw190 6 miles SE Calais pilot Wing Co Raymond MB 'Dook' Duke-Whoolley 4th 29-8-42, transferred to 5FS 52PG 8AF 9-42, Killed in Crash Ground Collision KCRGC [Hit object in flight] RAF Goxhill Cat 5 damage pilot George T Keough 5FS 52PG 27-9-42, SOC.

Service

Units

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 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...

  • Headquarters (4th Fighter Group)

    Headquarters (4th Fighter Group)

    Headquarters
    The Headquarters Squadron was made up of true leaders. Most had flown Hurricanes, Spitfires, Thunderbolts and Mustangs. ...

People

  • Raymond Duke-Woolley

    Military | Wing Commander | Pilot / Wing and later Group commander | 4th Fighter Group
    Took command of Debden Wing [3 x Eagle Sqn] ...

Places

  • Biggin Hill

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF Station with US lodger units. USAAF Spitfires and P-38s were attached to RAF No 11 Group stations in mid-1942 for training; also used for special operations by British and US forces.

  • 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...

  • Goxhill

    Military site : airfield
    Goxhill opened in June 1941 as an RAF Bomber Command airfield, before being handed over to RAF Fighter Command in December. The Eighth Air Force took ownership in August 1942, and used the airfield, which they quickly dubbed 'Goat Hill' for operational...

  • 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 April 1942

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Burtonwood, Warrington, UK 26 April 1942

Delivered to No 37 MU 26-4-42.

Assigned Perranporth, Cornwall, UK 28 April 1942

Assigned to 310 (Czech) Sqn 28-4-42.

E/A Probable 5 June 1942

1 x FW 190, probable pilot Fl/Sgt M. Peter 310 (Czech) Sqn 5-6-42.

Transferred Hornchurch, Greater London, UK 12 June 1942

Transferred to 154 Sqn 12-6-42.

Transferred Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK July 1942

Transferred to Eagle Sqn flown by Debden Wing Co Duke-Whoolley 7-42.

E/A Kill Calais, France 29 August 1942

Claimed Fw190 shared 6 miles SE Calais, pilot Wing Co Raymond MB 'Dook' Duke-Whoolley Debden Wing 29-8-42.

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

Transferred to 5FS 52PG 8AF, 9-42.

Crashed Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire DN19, UK 27 September 1942

Killed in Crash Ground Collision KCRGC after hitting object in flight RAF Goxhill Cat 5 damage pilot George T Keough 5FS 52PG 27-9-42

Struck Off Charge SOC Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire DN19, UK 28 September 1942

Struck Off Charge.

Transferred Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 29 September 1942

Transferred to 4th FG 29-9-42.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 18:46:28 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and media associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://raf-112-squadron.org/52ndfghonor_roll42_43.html
Aces High: A Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter Pilots of the ..., Volume 2 By Christopher Shores, Clive Williams
http://www.cieldegloire.com/002_raf_duke-wooley_r_m_b.php

Date Contributor Update
24 September 2015 16:26:10 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://raf-112-squadron.org/52ndfghonor_roll42_43.html
Aces High: A Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter Pilots of the ..., Volume 2 By Christopher Shores, Clive Williams
http://www.cieldegloire.com/002_raf_duke-wooley_r_m_b.php

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