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MJ561

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire MJ561 Mk LF IX, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
33 MU 22-Dec-43
Assigned to 416S 26-Jan-44
Flying accident Cat AC damage 28-Apr-44
Flying accident Cat CB damage
Air Service Training
Assigned to 341S 8-Jun-44
Transferred to 326th Ferry Squadron, 1st Air Transport Group 9AF USAAF
Lost over enemy territory on ferry flight over France, poor navigation, last known location 2 miles W Strasburg 18-Nov-44. Pilot 2nd Lt John C McClure KIA. MACR 13579.
Nb Serial NJ561 [Never existed] incorrectly quoted on MACR.

Service

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK December 1943

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Transferred Creil, France November 1944

Transferred to 326th Ferry Squadron, 1st Air Transport Group 9AF USAAF. ALG A-81 [Creil].

Crashed Strasbourg, France 18 November 1944

Transferred to 326th Ferry Squadron, 1st Air Transport Group 9AF USAAF
Lost over enemy territory on ferry flight from AALG A-42C [Villacoublay] over France, poor navigation, last known location 2 miles W Strasburg 18-Nov-44. Pilot 2nd Lt John C McClure KIA. MACR 13579.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2016 10:28:38 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events and unit associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=NJ561&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/42058968
MACR 13579
http://usaafdata.com/?q=search

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