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P8249

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8249 Mk IIa, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 33 MU 24-4-41, assigned to 91S 29-4-41, transferred to 501S 24-5-41, transferred to 133S 28-10-41, transferred to 134S 31-12-41, transferred to 53 OTU 26-2-42, air collision with P8366 Minehead CA 8-4-42, AST, collision with K9951 in approach Llandow 27-5-42, SOC.

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK April 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Lyneham, Wiltshire, UK 24 April 1941

Delivered to No 33 MU 24-4-41.

Assigned Hawkinge, Kent, UK 29 April 1941

Assigned to 91S 29-4-41.

Transferred Kenley, Greater London, UK 24 May 1941

Transferred to 501S 24-5-41.

Transferred North Weald Bassett, Epping, Essex CM16, 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 Heston, Hounslow, Hounslow, Greater London TW5, UK 26 February 1942

Transferred to 53 OTU 26-2-42.

Crashed Minehead, Somerset, UK 8 April 1942

In collision with Spitfire P8366 [Cat E DBR, Sgt R H Orlebar survived with injuries] of the same unit during air combat practice. Declared Cat A 8-4-42. Sgt J Tarbuck OK.

Factory repair Hamble-le-Rice, Hampshire, UK 9 April 1942 – May 1942

To Air Service Training.

Crashed Llandow, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan CF71, UK 27 May 1942

Collided with Spitfire K9951 [P/O Terence Lundholm - KIFA] of the same unit during approach to RAF Stn Llandow. 27-5-42.
Both pilots killed.
Sgt Eric Skyrme (pilot) - KIFA.

Struck Off Charge SOC Llandow, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan CF71, UK 28 May 1942

Struck Off Charge.

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