Supermarine Spitfire P8246 Mk IIa, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Convert Mk Va M45
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)
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
'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...
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.
||Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK
Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
||Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK
||26 April 1942
Transferred to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 26-Apr-42.