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P8385

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8385 Mk IIb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered No 12 MU 27-4-41, assigned to 303S 12-5-41, transferred to 306S 13-7-41,
transferred to 65S 6-10-41, transferred to 133S 18-11-41, transferred to 134S 31-12-41,
transferred to AFDU 8-11-42, Flying accident Cat AC damage 28-11-42, ROS,
Hit van taxy CB damage 28-1-43, assigned to 61 OTU 26-3-44, SOC 21-11-44.

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.

  • 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

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

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Delivered Kirkbridge, Bedale, North Yorkshire DL8, UK 27 April 1941

Delivered No 12 MU 27-4-41.

Assigned Northolt, Greater London, UK 12 May 1941

Assigned to 303S 12-5-41.

E/A Damaged Calais, France 27 June 1941

Bf109f damaged. Pilot Feric Mirolslaw.

Transferred Church Fenton, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire LS24, UK 13 July 1941

Transferred to 306S 13-7-41.

Transferred Westhampnett, Chichester, West Sussex PO18, UK 6 October 1941

Transferred to 65S 6-10-41.

Transferred Eglinton, Londonderry, Derry BT47, UK 18 November 1941

Transferred to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 18-11-41.

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

Transferred to 134S 31-12-41.

Transferred Northolt, Greater London, UK 8 November 1942

Transferred to Air Fighting Develpoment Unit 8-11-42.

Crashed Northolt, Greater London, UK 28 November 1942

Flying accident Cat AC damage 28-11-42.

Repair On Site ROS Northolt, Greater London, UK 29 November 1942 – December 1942

Repair On Site.

Crashed Northolt, Greater London, UK 28 January 1943

Collided with van whilst taxiing Cat CB damage 28-1-43.

Assigned Heston, Hounslow, Hounslow, Greater London TW5, UK 26 March 1944

Assigned to 61 OTU 26-3-44.

Struck Off Charge SOC Heston, Hounslow, Hounslow, Greater London TW5, UK 21 November 1944

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2016 09:34:44 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2015 14:22:06 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

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