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P8366

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8366 Mk IIa, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 8 MU 20-4-41, assigned to 66S 24-4-41, transferred to 1CRU 22-5-41
transferred to 19S 31-7-41, transferred to 133S 18-11-41, transferred to 53 OTU 26-2-42,
air collision with P8249 crashed Car Park Minehead Cat CE 8-4-42, ASTE 9-4-42.

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Aircraft

  • P8249

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire P8249 Mk IIa, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

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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 Little Rissington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54, UK 20 April 1941

Delivered to No 8 MU 20-4-41

Assigned Perranporth, Cornwall, UK 24 April 1941

Assigned to 66S 24-4-41.

Presentation Spitfire Perranporth, Cornwall, UK 24 April 1941

Presentation Spitfire named 'Palembang (N.E.I.)'

Factory repair Cowley, Oxford, Oxford OX4, UK 22 May 1941

To 1 Civilian Repair Unit 22-5-41.

Transferred Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB22 4QP, UK 31 July 1941

Transferred to 19S 31-7-41.

Transferred North Weald Bassett, Epping, Essex CM16, UK 18 November 1941

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

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 P8249 [Cat A, Sgt J Tarbuck OK] of the same unit during air combat practice. Crash-landed in the southern side of the car park at Minehead Railway Station. Declared Cat E DBR 8-4-42. Pilot Sgt R H Orlebar survived with injuries.

Crashed Hamble-le-Rice, Hampshire, UK 9 April 1942

Air Service Training 9-4-42. Written Off DBR.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 22:50:29 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
https://fyldebbmfund.wordpress.com/gifts-of-war-presentation-spitfires/

Date Contributor Update
19 January 2016 22:38:07 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, aircraft associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
https://fyldebbmfund.wordpress.com/gifts-of-war-presentation-spitfires/

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