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Supermarine Spitfire EP971 Mk Vb [T], Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 9 MU 18-8-42, transferred to No 222 MU 9-9-42, loaded aboard SS 621 16-10-42, to Gibraltar 1-11-42, to NW Africa 31-7-43, assigned to 309th FS, 31st FG, 12th AF USAAF,
SOC 28-4-45.



  • 31st Fighter Group

    31st Fighter 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...

  • 309th Fighter Squadron


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

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Royal Air Force Museum, Lyssander Ave, Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP, UK 18 August 1942

Delivered to No 9 MU 18-8-42.

Transferred High Ercall, Telford, Telford and Wrekin TF6, UK 9 September 1942

Transferred to No 222 MU (Packing Depot) High Ercall 9-9-42.

Loaded Aboard Merseyside, UK 16 October 1942

Loaded aboard SS 621 16-10-42.

Shipped overseas Gibraltar 1 November 1942

Shipped to Gibraltar 1-11-42.

Assigned Gibraltar 7 November 1942

Assigned to 309th FS, 31st FG, 12th AF USAAF. Gibraltar.

Ferried Tafraoui, Algeria 9 November 1942

Flown from Gibraltar to Tafaraoui, Algeria.

Crashed Hammamet, Algeria 1943

Landing accident Youks-les-Bains, Algeria, Africa.

Ferried Tangier, Morocco 31 July 1943

To NW Africa 31-7-43.

Struck Off Charge SOC 28 April 1945

Struck Off Charge 28-4-45.


Date Contributor Update
30 September 2015 18:45:41 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations and media associations

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