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BM353

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire BM353 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
45 MU 29-Mar-42
133S 10-May-42
485S 14-Jun-42
Flying accident Cat CB damage 21-Jul-42
Repair On Site
19S 1-Jul-43
350S 16-Sep-43
De Havilland 3-Nov-43
611S 28-Jun-44
61 Operational Training Unit 23-Jul-44
Struck Off Charge 14-May-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...

People

  • Richard Alexander

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in October 1940, and was awarded his pilot wings on September 15, 1941, joining the 133 Eagle Squadron in England. Alexander was credited with destroying 1 enemy aircraft in aerial combat, plus 1 probable, before...

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 1942

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Assigned Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 10 May 1942

Assigned to 133[Eagle] Sqn RAF 10-May-42. Pilot Richard L 'Dixie Alexander.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 February 2016 14:16:37 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
American Spitfire Aces of World War 2 by Andrew Thomas.

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