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P8276

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8276 Mk IIa, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 8 MU 7-4-41, assigned to 74S 22-4-41, transferred to 616S 3-7-41, transferred to 411S 17-7-41, transferred to 121S 2-10-41, transferred to 340S 11-11-41, transferred to 58OTU 5-5-42, flew into high ground with AR254 and X4614 near the top of King’s Seat in the Ochils, north of Dollar, Clackmannanshire CE 16-1-43, SOC.

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...

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 April 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Little Rissington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54, UK 7 April 1941

Delivered to No 8 MU 7-4-41.

Assigned Manston, Ramsgate, Kent CT12, UK 22 April 1941

Assigned to 74S 22-4-41.

Transferred Westhampnett, Chichester, West Sussex PO18, UK 3 July 1941

Transferred to 616S 3-7-41.

Transferred Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4, UK 17 July 1941

Transferred to 411 RCAF Sqn 17-7-41.

Transferred Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 2 October 1941

Transferred to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 2-10-41.

Transferred Turnhouse Rd, Birmingham, West Midlands B35, UK 11 November 1941

Transferred to 340 'Ile-de-France' Free French Squadron 11-11-41.

Transferred Grangemouth, Falkirk, UK 5 May 1942

Transferred to 58 OTU 5-5-42.

Crashed Clackmannanshire, UK 16 January 1943

Three Spitfires from 58 OTU RAF (Grangemouth) were on a flying exercise were diverted due to bad weather. They were ordered to land at Balado but because of an accident there they made for Perth. En route and still in formation flew into high ground with AR254 and X4614, near the top of King’s Seat in the Ochils, north of Dollar, Clackmannanshire. Cat CE damage 16-1-43. F/O Hugh G ’Bud’ Reynolds RCAF and Fl/Sgt Gordon M Duda RCAF KIA. Sgt Vincent P Daly RAAF [P8276] Survived the crash.

Struck Off Charge SOC Grangemouth, Falkirk, UK 17 January 1943

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 21:31:24 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=172545

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2016 11:30:52 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=172545

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