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P8196

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8196 IIa, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 10 MU 16-3-41, assigned to 91S 6-4-41, transferred to 501S 16-6-41, transferred to 133S 28-10-41, transferred to 134S 31-12-41, transferred to 57 OTU 31-3-42
FA Cat AC 13-1-43, ROS, CRD Vickers Armstrong 27-4-45, crashed during takeoff on experimental tail wheel trials Cat CE 12-6-45, SOC 23-6-45.

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 Brize Norton, Carterton, Oxfordshire OX18, UK 16 March 1941

Delivered to No 10 MU 16-3-41.

Assigned Hawkinge, Kent, UK 6 April 1941

Assigned to 91S 6-4-41.

Transferred Kenley, Greater London, UK 16 June 1941

Transferred to 501S 16-6-41.

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 31 March 1942

Transferred to 57 OTU 31-3-42.

Crashed Hawarden, Deeside, Flintshire CH5, UK 13 January 1943

Flying accident Cat AC 13-1-43.

Repair On Site ROS Hawarden, Deeside, Flintshire CH5, UK 14 January 1943 – 18 February 1943

Repair On Site.

Transferred South Marston, Swindon, Swindon SN3, UK 27 April 1945

Controller Research and Development Vickers Armstrong 27-4-45.

Crashed South Marston, Swindon, Swindon SN3, UK 12 June 1945

Crashed during takeoff on experimental tail wheel trials Cat CE 12-6-45.

Struck Off Charge SOC Hawarden, Deeside, Flintshire CH5, UK 23 June 1945

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 22:47:35 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
19 January 2016 21:03:57 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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