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P8758

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8758 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
12MU 1-Jul-41
General Aircraft Ltd 6-Nov-41
133S 14-Jun-42
306S 16-May-43
316S 1-Oct-43
316S 25-Dec-43
63S 27-Apr-44
Flying accident Cat AC damage 5-Jul-44
Repair On Site
Cat AC damage on Ops 5-Sep-44
Repair On Site
1665 CU 7-Mar-45
Struck Off Charge CE 12-Dec-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 June 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Assigned Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 14 June 1942

Assigned to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 14-Jun-42.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2016 09:02:52 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
12 February 2016 10:08:03 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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