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P8191

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8191 Mk IIa, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
45MU 14-Mar-41
41S 7-Apr-41
401S 7-Apr-41
401S 9-Sep-41
317S 13-Oct-41
133S 'MD-G' 14-Nov-41
134S 31-Dec-41
53 OTU 11-Feb-42
61 OTU 13-Jan-43
Flying accident Cat AC damage 8-Mar-43
Central Gunnery School 2-Sep-43
Collided with bowser taxying at Catfoss damaged Cat CB 14-Jul-44
London Midland Scotland Railways repair 25-Jul-44
recat E
SOC 16-Aug-45.

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 March 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Transferred Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 14 November 1941

Transferred to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 'MD-G' 14-Nov-41.

Crashed Catfoss, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire HU11, UK 14 July 1944

Spitfire P8191 was damaged when it collided with a fuel bowser whilst taxying at RAF Station Catfoss.

The pilot, F/O W.G.H. Binnie, appears to have survived the accident, but the death is recorded of AC2 Edward George Parker, RAFVR at the Central Gunnery School, Catfoss on this date. It may be that AC2 Parker was an occupant of the bowser.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2016 09:31:50 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=170032

Date Contributor Update
11 February 2016 19:47:46 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=170032

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