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P8256

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8256 Mk IIa, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 33 MU 25-3-41, assigned to 91S 29-4-41, transferred to 501S 14-6-41,
transferred to 133S 28-10-41, transferred to 134S 31-12-41, transferred to 57OTU 8-4-42,
FA Cat CB 24-10-42 recat E, SOC 30-10-42.

Service

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...

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 March 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Lyneham, Wiltshire, UK 25 March 1941

Delivered to No 33 MU 25-3-41.

Assigned Hawkinge, Kent, UK 29 April 1941

Assigned to 91S 29-4-41.

Transferred Colerne, Wiltshire, UK 14 June 1941

Transferred to 501S 14-6-41.

Transferred Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 28 October 1941

Transferred to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 28-10-41.

Transferred Catterick, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10, UK 31 December 1941

Transferred to 134S 31-12-41.

Transferred Hawarden, Deeside, Flintshire CH5, UK 8 April 1942

Transferred to 57 OTU 8-4-42.

Crashed Hawarden, Deeside, Flintshire CH5, UK 24 October 1942

Flying accident Cat CB damage 24-10-42 recat E.

Struck Off Charge SOC Hawarden, Deeside, Flintshire CH5, UK 30 October 1942

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 22:38:01 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
24 November 2015 18:35:18 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

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