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P8393

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8393 Mk IIa, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to 33 MU 6-5-41, assigned to 234S 25-5-41, transferred to 308S 17-8-41, transferred to 401S 11-9-41, transferred to 302S 13-10-41, transferred to 133S 18-11-41, transferred to 134S 31-12-41, into sea off Rathin Island 6-1-42

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 May 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Lyneham, Wiltshire, UK 6 May 1941

Delivered to No 33 MU 6-5-41.

Assigned Church Fenton, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire LS24, UK 25 May 1941

Assigned to 234S 25-5-41.

Presentation Spitfire Church Fenton, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire LS24, UK 25 May 1941

Presentation Spitfire named 'Garfield Weston VI'.

Transferred Northolt, Greater London, UK 17 August 1941

Transferred to 308 "City of Kraków" Polish Sqn 17-8-41.

Transferred Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4, UK 11 September 1941

Transferred to 401 RCAF Sqn 11-9-41.

Transferred Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB22 4QP, UK 13 October 1941

Transferred to 302 "City of Poznan" Polish Sqn 13-10-41.

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

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

Transferred Eglinton, Londonderry, Derry BT47, UK 31 December 1941

Transferred to 134S 31-12-41.

Crashed Off Rathlin Island, United Kingdom 6 January 1942

Engine cut. Ditched in the sea Rathin Island during a convoy patrol. Despite an extensive search the pilot was never found. 6-1-42.
F/Lt Jack K Ross DFC (pilot) RAFVR - killed.

Struck Off Charge SOC Eglinton, Londonderry, Derry BT47, UK 7 January 1942

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 22:51:47 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=176210
https://fyldebbmfund.wordpress.com/gifts-of-war-presentation-spitfires/

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2016 10:10:22 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=176210
https://fyldebbmfund.wordpress.com/gifts-of-war-presentation-spitfires/

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