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P8794

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8794 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 39 MU Starveall Farm dispersal 21-7-41, assigned to 121S 4-11-41, ROS 26-11-41, Missing from escorting Bostons to Le Havre 4-5-42, pilot P/O Ralph W Freiberg KIA.

Service

Units

  • No 121 'Eagle' Squadron

    No 121 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 14 May 1941, No. 121 was reformed at Kirton-in-Lindsey as the second 'Eagle' Squadron to be manned by American volunteers. Equipped with Hurricanes, it began defensive patrols in October but in November it converted to Spitfires. It moved to North...

People

  • Ralph Freiberg

    Military | Pilot Officer | Pilot
    Joined RAFVR, service pilot training in US, shipped overseas to ETO, operational training at OTU, assigned to 121S, missing in Spitfire Vb P8794 whilst escorting Bostons to Le Havre. Killed in Action (KIA) 4th May 1942.

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 July 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered 21 July 1941

Delivered to No 39 MU Starveall Farm dispersal 21-7-41.

Assigned Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire DN21, UK 4 November 1941

Assigned to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 4-11-41.

Repair On Site ROS Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire DN21, UK 26 November 1941

Repair On Site.

Crashed Le Havre, France 4 May 1942

Missing from escorting Bostons to Le Havre 4-5-42.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 21:10:16 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2015 14:32:38 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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