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Supermarine Spitfire EN772 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
FF 25-4-42, Delivered to No 12 MU 26-4-42, assigned to 111S 4-6-42, transferred to 2nd FS, 52nd PG 8th AF USAAF 22-8-42, suffered engine failure and crashed at Rowton, Salop killing Lt Parker G Toms 17-1-43.



  • 52nd Fighter Group

    52nd Fighter 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...

  • 109th Observation Squadron


  • Richard Douglas

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 495th Fighter Training Group
    9 April 1943 landing gear on P-47 42-29505 retracted on landing. Douglas was safe.

  • Parker Toms

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 52nd Fighter Group
    Spitfire VB EN772 crashed at Rowton, Salop killing Lieutenant Toms.


  • 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...

  • 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...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK 25 April 1942

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. First flew 25-4-42.

Delivered Kirkbride, Wigton, Cumbria CA7, UK 26 April 1942

Delivered to No 12 MU 26-4-42.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 4 June 1942

Assigned to 111 Sqn 4-6-42.

Transferred Eglinton, Londonderry, Derry BT47, UK 22 August 1942

Transferred to 2nd FS, 52nd PG 8th AF USAAF 22-8-42.

Crashed Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK 15 January 1943

Taxiing accident Atcham/Sta 342 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Richard V Douglas, 109th OS, 8th AF. 15-1-43.

Crashed Rowton, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY5, UK 17 January 1943

Suffered engine failure and crashed at Rowton, Salop killing Lt Parker G Toms 17-1-43.

Struck Off Charge SOC Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK 18 January 1943

Struck Off Charge.


Date Contributor Update
25 September 2015 18:18:25 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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