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AB862

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire AB862 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
39 MU 24-Jul-41
602S 30-Jul-41
316S 11-Oct-41
306S 12-Dec-41
FA Cat CB damage 1-May-42
General Aircraft Ltd
4FS USAAF 15-Jan-43
Westland
340S 23-Aug-43
67Grp USAAF 22-Nov-43
De Havilland 17-Jun-44
84 Group Communication Flight 5-Apr-45
Reid Sigrist refurb
to Portugal 28-Apr-47

Service

Places

  • Goxhill

    Military site : airfield
    Goxhill opened in June 1941 as an RAF Bomber Command airfield, before being handed over to RAF Fighter Command in December. The Eighth Air Force took ownership in August 1942, and used the airfield, which they quickly dubbed 'Goat Hill' for operational...

  • Keevil

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training station, Keevil was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 51 pan hardstandings, two T2 hangars and nine...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK July 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Transferred Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire DN19, UK 15 January 1943

Transferred to 4FS USAAF 15-Jan-43.

Transferred Keevil, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14, UK 20 January 1943

Transferred to 153ObSqn 67ObGrp 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Keevil, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14, UK 24 January 1943

Landing accident Keevil/Sta 471 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt James R Cooper, 24-Jan-43.

Crashed Keevil, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14, UK 13 February 1943

Forced Landing Keevil/ 4mi S Sta 471 Cat 4 damage, pilot Lt Laverne F Houston Jr, 13-Feb-43.

153ObSq 67ObGrp 8AF

Transferred 22 November 1943

67 Grp USAAF 22-Nov-43.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 February 2016 13:11:52 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=AB862&Submit4=Go

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