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P8438

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8438 Mk IIa, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 33 MU 18-4-41, assigned to 616S 28-6-41, AST Cv Va M45, assigned to 145S 24-11-41, transferred to 134S 20-12-41, transferred to 133S 29-12-41, air collision with P8595 crashed Epworth Lincs 2-4-42 P/O Wheddon KOAS, SOC 3-4-42.

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Aircraft

  • P8595

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire P8595 Mk IIa, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

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Units

  • 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

  • William Arends

    Military | Pilot Officer | Pilot
    Joined RAFVR, assigned to 133S, crashed in Spitfire P8595 [written off] nr Epworth, Lincolnshire, after a collision in the air with P8438 [P/O Samuel Fisk Whedon successfully deployed his chute, but killed in landing]. 3-4-42. ...

  • Samuel Whedon

    Military | Pilot Officer | Pilot
    Joined RAFVR, assigned to 133 Sqn RAF Mid air collision in P8438 with P/O Wilbert A Arends in P8595 nr Epworth, Lincolnshire, baled out and successfully deployed chute, but killed in landing. 3-4-42. KOAS.

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.

Events

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

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Lyneham, Wiltshire, UK 18 April 1941

Delivered to No 33 MU 18-4-41.

Assigned Westhampnett, Chichester, West Sussex PO18, UK 28 June 1941

Assigned to 616S 28-6-41.

Factory Conversion Perth, Perth, Perth and Kinross, UK September 1941 – November 1941

Air Service Training for Conversion to Mk Va Merlin 45.

Assigned Catterick, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10, UK 24 November 1941

Assigned to 145S 24-11-41.

Transferred Catterick, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10, UK 20 December 1941

Transferred to 134S 20-12-41

Transferred Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 29 December 1941

Transferred to 133S 29-12-41

Crashed Epworth, North Lincolnshire, UK 2 April 1942

Mid air collision with P8595 crashed Epworth Lincs 2-4-42 P/O Wheddon KOAS.

Struck Off Charge SOC Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 3 April 1942

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 21:53:43 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
15 November 2015 18:40:47 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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