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P8267

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8267 Mk IIa, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 8 MU 30-3-41, assigned to 54S 21-4-41, transferred to 111S 2-6-41
last flew with 111S 30-8-41, with 111 Sqn converting to FV's, Sgt Fowler of 4 ADF was delivering aircraft from 4 MU Hawarden to 133S Eglinton on 16-12-41, lost force-landed in Eire, Interned and repatriated in 1943, Shorts 20-7-43, assigned to 61OTU 25-2-44, crashed Bradley nr Wrexham CE 15-5-44

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

  • Eglinton

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1940-41, Eighth Air Force lodger units moved in in 1942. The 52nd Fighter Group and 82nd Fighter Group used the airfield, before the Royal Navy moved in and occupied the base until 1959. Partly closed, it was still used by the...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK March 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Little Rissington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54, UK 30 March 1941

Delivered to No 8 MU 30-3-41.

Assigned Hornchurch, Greater London, UK 21 April 1941

Assigned to 54S 21-4-41.

Transferred Dyce, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, UK 2 June 1941 – 30 August 1941

Transferred to 111S 2-6-41. Last flew with 111S 30-8-41.

Force-landed Donegal, Ireland 16 December 1941

Sgt Guy Duncan Fowler of 4 ADF was delivering aircraft from 4 MU Hawarden to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF Eglinton on 16-12-41 lost force-landed in Eire.

Interned / repatriated Eire 16 December 1941 – 19 July 1943

Interned and repatriated in 1943.

Factory refurb Belfast, Belfast, UK 20 July 1943

To Shorts 20-7-43.

Assigned Heston, Hounslow, Hounslow, Greater London TW5, UK 25 February 1944

Assigned to 61 OTU 25-2-44.

Crashed Bradley, Wrexham, Wrexham, UK 15 May 1944

Dived into the ground at Bradley nr Wrexham from an aerobatics practice flight at high altitude. Pilot loss of consciousness due to oxygen starvation. 15-5-44. W/O Stanislaw Boleslaw Mieczyslawkos PAF - killed.

Struck Off Charge SOC 16 May 1944

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2016 09:33:55 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=172130
http://www.csn.ul.ie/~dan/war/crashes.htm

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2016 18:20:05 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=172130
http://www.csn.ul.ie/~dan/war/crashes.htm

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2016 17:11:22 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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