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AA880

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire AA880 Mk Vb Const #2231, Built at Eastleigh.
FF 27-10-41. Delivered to No 33 MU 29-10-41, assigned to 121S 15-11-41, GAL 8-7-42, transferred to 93S 26-9-42, transferred to 65S 3-12-42, FA Cat CB 1-4-43, Scottish Aviation,
transferred to 402S 26-6-43, air collision with AB897 N of Wellingore Cat CE 21-2-44, SOC.

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Aircraft

  • AB897

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire AB897 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

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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...

People

  • Nicholas Sintetos

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 57th Fighter Group
    Pilot - Underwent pilot training Ashtabula, OH, USA, too young to join USAAF at 20yrs old, enlisted RCAF Jan 41, No 5 SFTS Course 39: September 25 - December 18, 1941, Brantford Ontario, joined RAF, assigned to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF via OTU 11-6-42,...

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 Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK 27 October 1941

Built at Eastleigh. First flew 27-10-41.

Delivered Lyneham, Wiltshire, UK 29 October 1941

Delivered to No 33 MU 29-10-41.

Assigned Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire DN21, UK 15 November 1941

Aassigned to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 15-11-41. [Kirton in Lindsey and North Weald].

Presentation Spitfire Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire DN21, UK 15 November 1941

Presentation Spitfire named 'Manchester Smithfield Market'.

Factory repair Hanworth, Hampton, Hampton, Greater London TW12, UK 8 July 1942 – 10 August 1942

To General Aircraft Ltd 8-7-42.

Transferred Andreas, Isle of Man 26 September 1942

Transferred to 93S 26-9-42.

Transferred Drem, North Berwick, East Lothian EH39, UK 3 December 1942

Transferred to 65S 3-12-42.

Crashed Drem, North Berwick, East Lothian EH39, UK 1 April 1943

Flying accident Cat CB damage 1-4-43.

Factory repair Prestwick, South Ayrshire, UK 2 April 1943 – 5 May 1943

Scottish Aviation Ltd.

Transferred Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4, UK 26 June 1943

Transferred to 402 "City of Winnipeg" RCAF Sqn 26-6-43.

E/A Destroyed Rue de Saint-Pol, 62520 Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France 4 September 1943

Destroyed Fw190 St Pol/Le Touquet. Pilot P/O Leslie A Moore.

E/A Damaged Rue de Saint-Pol, 62520 Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France 4 September 1943

Damaged Fw190 St Pol/Le Touquet. Pilot P/O Leslie A Moore.

E/A Destroyed 1/4 Claim 65 miles east of Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, UK 8 October 1943

Spitfires AA880 [P/O Leslie A Moore], AA753 [F/Lt J A De Neverville], RE686 [P/O L Woloschuk] and RP445 [F/O W G Dodd] escorts to Anson carrying out ASR for 2 Americans, spotted and attacked Do 24, E/A destroyed. 1/4 claim to each pilot.

Crashed Wellingore, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN5, UK 21 February 1944

Mid air collision whilst formation flying with AB897 N of Wellingore Cat CE 21-2-44.

Struck Off Charge SOC Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4, UK 22 February 1944

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 19:52:25 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
https://fyldebbmfund.wordpress.com/gifts-of-war-presentation-spitfires/
Aces High: A Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter Pilots of the ..., Volume 2 By Christopher Shores, Clive Williams.
http://www.cieldegloire.com/003_moore_l_a.php

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2016 20:07:04 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/
Aces High: A Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter Pilots of the ..., Volume 2 By Christopher Shores, Clive Williams.
http://www.cieldegloire.com/003_moore_l_a.php

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