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P8339

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8339 Mk IIb , Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 45 MU 24-4-41, assigned to 145S 12-5-41, damaged by Bf109 Cat 2 21-6-41, AST Cv Vb M45, assigned to 121S 15-3-42, PPSM 23-6-42 mods, Damaged by flak attacking flak ship and crashed in sea off Haamstede 21-9-42, SOC.

Service

Units

  • No 121 'Eagle' Squadron

    No 121 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 14 May 1941, No. 121 was reformed at Kirton-in-Lindsey as the second 'Eagle' Squadron to be manned by American volunteers. Equipped with Hurricanes, it began defensive patrols in October but in November it converted to Spitfires. It moved to North...

People

  • George Carpenter

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Major Carpenter was born 14 May 1917 in Townville, Pennsylvania. He grew up in Oil City, where he graduated from high school in 1935. he attended Grove City College, meanwhile taking flight instruction under the Civilian Pilot Training Program. ...

  • John Slater

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Joined RAFVR, assigned to 121S, transferred to 335th FS, 4th Fg, 8AF USAAF. ...

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.

  • Tangmere

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1917-18 as an RAF Training Depot Station (TDS), Tangmere was handed over to the US Army Air Service (USAAS) as a TDS for large Handley Page (HP) 0/400 bombers. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK April 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered RAF Kinloss, Forres, Morayshire IV36 3UH, UK 24 April 1941

Delivered to No 45 MU 24-4-41.

Assigned Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex, UK 12 May 1941

Assigned to 145 Sqn 12-5-41.

Combat damage 21 June 1941

Damaged by Bf109 Cat 2 damage 21-6-41.

Factory Conversion Perth, Perth, Perth and Kinross, UK 22 June 1941 – 18 August 1941

To Air Service Training converted to Mk Vb Merlin 45.

Assigned London Biggin Hill Airport, Main Rd, Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent TN16 3BH, UK 15 March 1942

Assigned to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 15-3-42.

Factory Mods South Marston, Swindon, Swindon SN3, UK 23 June 1942 – 18 August 1942

To Phillips & Powis South Marston 23-6-42 mods.

Crashed 4328 Haamstede, Netherlands 21 September 1942

Damaged by flak on Roadstead mission, attacking flak ship and crashed in sea off Haamstede pilot 2nd Lt John T Slater Jr KIA. 21-9-42.

Struck Off Charge SOC London Biggin Hill Airport, Main Rd, Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent TN16 3BH, UK 22 September 1942

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 19:12:08 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
30 September 2015 10:11:16 Al_Skiff Changes to markings and person associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
30 September 2015 10:08:03 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.

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