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P8665

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8665 Mk IIb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
12 MU 18-Apr-41
610S 27-May-41
616S 19-Jul-41
315S 26-Jul-41
266S 9-Sep-41
65S 25-Sep-41
616S 6-Oct-41
133S 18-Nov-41
134S 31-Dec-41
1 Civilian Repair Unit 17-Jan-42
61 Operational Training Unit 9-Oct-42
Flying accident Cat CB 10-Mar-43
Repair On Site
lost control crashed Gellifor Denbighs CE 26-Jan-44
SOC 1-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
Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK April 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Presentation Spitfire Westhampnett, Chichester, West Sussex PO18, UK 27 May 1941

Presentation Spitfire named Bingley (U.D.C.).

Transferred Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 18 November 1941

Transferred to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 18-Nov-41.

Crashed Gellifor, Ruthin, Denbighshire LL15, UK 26 January 1944

Returning from firing practice at Prestatyn range, pilot F/O Ikbal N S Puri disobeyed orders to return via Hawarden, became lost in cloud and crashed Gellifor Denbighs. 26-Jan-44.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2016 09:35:34 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production list.
https://fyldebbmfund.wordpress.com/gifts-of-war-presentation-spitfires/
http://www.warbirdsofindia.com/Crashes/crdetails.php?crno=WW20169

Date Contributor Update
12 February 2016 09:58:10 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production list.
https://fyldebbmfund.wordpress.com/gifts-of-war-presentation-spitfires/
http://www.warbirdsofindia.com/Crashes/crdetails.php?crno=WW20169

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