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EN945

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire EN945 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 45 MU 21-5-42, assigned to RAF Atcham 22-6-42, transferred to 107OS, 67OG 8AF USAAF, Mid Air Collision during formation training with Spitfire AB907 [Varner E Matthews] Wantage/ 3mi NE, Cat CE damage, pilot 1st Lt Charles F Stone 107th OS, 67th OG, 8AF. 14-6-43. Both pilots KIFA. 14-6-43, SOC.

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People

  • Charles Stone

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 67th Observation Group
    Killed in 'Combat Formation Tactics practice in Spitfire VB EN945. Midair collision with another Spitfire.

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...

  • Keevil

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training station, Keevil was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 51 pan hardstandings, two T2 hangars and nine...

  • 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 May 1942

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered RAF Kinloss, Forres, Morayshire IV36 3UH, UK 21 May 1942

Delivered to No 45 MU 21-5-42.

Assigned Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK 22 June 1942

Assigned to RAF Atcham 22-6-42.

Transferred Membury, Axminster, Devon EX13, UK 10 January 1943

Transferred to 107OS, 67OG 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Keevil, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14, UK 26 January 1943

Landing accident Keevil/Sta 471 Cat 3 pilot Lt John S Evans, 153OS 67OG 8AF. 26-1-43.

Crashed Keevil, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14, UK 15 April 1943

Mid air collision Keevil/Sta 471 Cat 3 pilot Lt Joseph S Connor, 153OS 67OG 8AF. 15-4-43.

Crashed Wantage, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12, UK 14 June 1943

Mid Air Collision during formation training with Spitfire AB907 [Varner E Matthews] Wantage/ 3mi NE, Cat CE damage, pilot 1st Lt Charles F Stone 107th OS, 67th OG, 8AF. 14-6-43. Both pilots KIFA. 14-6-43.

Struck Off Charge SOC Membury, Axminster, Devon EX13, UK 15 June 1943

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 September 2015 09:25:39 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, aircraft associations, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production list.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=EN945&Submit4=Go

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