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ER130

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire ER130 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No. 38 MU 18-10-42, transferred to No. 82 MU 25-10-42, loaded aboard SS634 4-11-42, to Gibraltar 23-11-42, to NW Africa 28-2-43, assigned to 307FS 31FG 12AF 3-43, shot down in flames by lone ME109 crashed at Anzio killing C/O Major Virgil C Fields 2-6-44, SOC 3-6-44.

Service

Units

  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force


    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • 31st Fighter Group

    31st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 31st Fighter Group only flew missions from England between June and September 1942 but during this period they supported the Dieppe raid, the assault on occupied Europe, predominantly by the Canadian army. The attack was forced into early retreat...

  • 307th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Virgil Fields

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Squadron Commander | 31st Fighter Group
    CO 307th FS 31st FG Oct 1943 - Feb. 1944 (assigned April 1943 - Feb. 1944). ...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK October 1942

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Llandow, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan CF71, UK 18 October 1942

Delivered to No. 38 MU 18-10-42.

Transferred Lichfield, Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK 25 October 1942

Transferred to No. 82 MU 25-10-42.

Loaded onboard Merseyside, UK 4 November 1942

Loaded aboard SS634 4-11-42

Shipped overseas Gibraltar 23 November 1942

To Gibraltar 23-11-42.

Ferried Rabat, Morocco 28 February 1943

To NW Africa 28-2-43.

Assigned Via Ponte Olivo, 93015 Niscemi CL, Italy March 1943

Assigned to 307FS 31FG 12AF 3-43.

Crashed Anzio RM, Italy 2 June 1944

Shot down in flames by lone ME109 crashed at Anzio killing C/O Major Virgil C Fields 2-6-44.

Struck Off Charge SOC Via Ponte Olivo, 93015 Niscemi CL, Italy 3 June 1944

Struck Off Charge 3-6-44.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 March 2021 14:45:14 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events and unit associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
American Spitfire Aces of World War 2 By Andrew Thomas

Date Contributor Update
23 September 2017 19:48:53 fugari Changes to media associations
Sources

photo unlinked from this page. This is a MKVIII/IX and not ER130.
JCook Archives

Date Contributor Update
28 September 2015 13:07:47 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events and unit associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
American Spitfire Aces of World War 2 By Andrew Thomas

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