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P8195

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8195 Mk IIa, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
10 MU 16-Mar-41
65S 30-Mar-41
Flying accident Cat CB 26-6-41
Air Service Training converted to Mk Va Merlin 45
130S 30-Oct-41
134S 25-Dec-41
133S 28-Dec-41
421S 17-Apr-42
Flying accident Cat AC damage 25-Apr-42
General Aircraft Ltd Merlin 46 install
Phillips & Powis South Marston 14-Oct-42 fuel syst mods
61 OTU 29-May-43
air collision with P8505 crashed Bomere Heath Salop Cat AC damage 12-Jun-43
Repair On Site
Undershot landing stalled and u/c collapsed Rednal Flying accident Cat AC damage 21-Mar-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

  • 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
E/A 1/4 Destroyed Spurn Point, East Riding of Yorkshire, UK 5 February 1941

E/A destroyed 1/4 claim Do17 Spurn Head. Pilot Fl Lt Hugh A S Johnston. 5-Feb-41.

Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK March 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Transferred Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 28 December 1941

Transferred to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 28-Dec-41.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2016 09:32:38 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
Aces High: A Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter Pilots of the ..., Volume 2 By Christopher Shores, Clive Williams.

Date Contributor Update
11 February 2016 20:07:33 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
Aces High: A Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter Pilots of the ..., Volume 2 By Christopher Shores, Clive Williams.

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