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P8447

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8447 Mk IIb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 37 MU 18-6-41, assigned to 308S 15-9-41, transferred to 616S 6-10-41, transferred to 133S 18-11-41, transferred to 134S 31-12-41, transferred to 53 OTU 7-6-42, hit tree Gowley Farm Llancarfan Glam Cat AC 9-2-43
SOC.

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 June 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Burtonwood, Warrington, UK 18 June 1941

Delivered to No 37 MU 18-6-41.

Assigned Northolt, Greater London, UK 15 September 1941

Assigned to 308 "City of Kraków" Polish Sqn 15-9-41.

Transferred Westhampnett, Chichester, West Sussex PO18, UK 6 October 1941

Transferred to 616 (South Yorkshire) Sqn 6-10-41.

Transferred Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB22 4QP, UK 18 November 1941

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

Transferred Catterick, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10, UK 31 December 1941

Transferred to 134S 31-12-41.

Transferred Heston, Hounslow, Hounslow, Greater London TW5, UK 7 June 1942

Transferred to 53 OTU 7-6-42.

Crashed Llancarfan, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan CF62, UK 9 February 1943

Hit a tree whilst low flying, crashed and burned out at Gowlog Farm Llancarfan Glamorgan Cat AC damage 9-2-43. Fate of pilot unknown.

Struck Off Charge SOC Heston, Hounslow, Hounslow, Greater London TW5, UK 10 February 1943

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2016 09:00:58 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2016 13:54:22 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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