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P8791

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8791 MK Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
delivered to No 39 MU 24-7-41
assigned 602S 30-7-41
AST 14-12-41
assigned to 411S 30-6-42
transfer to 242S 25-9-42
transfer to 133S 29-9-42
transfer to 336S 1-10-42
AST 12-11-42
assigned to 131S 15-4-43
transfer to 310S 30-6-43
transfer to 313S 29-7-43
transfer to 3501SU 24-9-43
MM 17-4-44
M55M install 290S 10-1-45
Reid Sigrist refurb to Portugal 12-11-47

Service

Units

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

  • No 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    No 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 1 August 1941, No. 133 reformed at Coltishall as the third 'Eagle' Squadron manned by American personnel. Equipped with Hurricanes it became operational at the end of September. The next month the Squadron moved to Northern Ireland, returning to...

People

  • John Mitchellweis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Joined RCAF, assigned to 133S, transferred to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Flying with the 336th squadron in P47 41-6200 '00', Mitchellweis took off for a local flight and about 40 minutes after takeoff, the ac crashed at Oxcroft Farm in Cambridgeshire. It...

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.

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2016 09:55:19 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_mi...

Date Contributor Update
12 November 2015 09:41:58 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_mi...

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