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P9450

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P9540 Mk Ia Const #664, Built at Eastleigh.
First Flew 30-Apr-40
38 MU 7-May-40
257S 19-May-40
General Aviation Ltd 22-Aug-40
61 Operational Training Unit 4-Jul-41
Air Service Training 4-Sep-41 converted Mk Va Merlin 45
121S 26-Apr-42
164S 20-May-42
602S 10-Sep-42
61 Operational Training Unit 10-Aug-43
52 Operational Training Unit 22-Aug-43
1 Tactical Exercise Unit 19-Jun-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 Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK April 1940

Built at Eastleigh.

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

Transferred to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 26-4-42.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 21:24:48 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
12 February 2016 10:21:35 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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