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P8246

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8246 Mk IIa, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
39MU 25-Mar-41
66S 23-Apr-41
501S 13-Jul-41
152S 30-Jul-41
ASTM 15-Aug-41
Convert Mk Va M45
121S 26-Apr-42
RNAS Yeovilton 7-Sep-42
884S Skeabrae Oct-42
748S St.Merryn Nov-42
Swung off runway nosed over on grass 15-Feb-43 (Lt AC Palmer RM)
u/c collapsed Cat X 21-May-43 (S/L RT Allen)
Repair
Retd FAA 9-Jul-43
748S Yeovilton 2-44
Precautionary landing with burst tyre Winkleigh 13-Mar-44 (S/L KE Ward)
Flew into flock of birds Cat X1 15-Mar-44 (Lt AC Palmer RM)
759S Yeovilton Mar-44
Stbd oleo collapsed landing Cat X1 11-Jul-44 (S/L R Phillips)
To Yeovilton workshops tested 30-Jul-44
759S Yeovilton Oct-44
761S Henstridge Dec-44

Service

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...

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 Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK March 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Transferred Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 26 April 1942

Transferred to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 26-Apr-42.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 21:33:58 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
11 February 2016 20:22:31 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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