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BM637

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire BM637 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
9 MU 10-May-42
41S 11-Jun-42
245S 22-Aug-42
153ObSqn 67ObGrp 8AF USAAF 43
FA Cat CE damage 17-Mar-43
Westland 23-Mar-43
Converted TT standard MIII install Cunliffe-Owen 6-May-43
to 3688M airfield construction wing 7-Aug-43

Service

People

  • Orman Harlan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group
    Killed on a aerobatics training flight in Spitfire VB W3942

Places

  • 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 May 1942

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Transferred Keevil, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14, UK 1943

Transferred to 153ObSqn 67ObGrp 8AF USAAF 43.

Crashed Keevil, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14, UK 17 March 1943

Taxiing accident Keevil/Sta 471 Cat CE damage, pilot Lt Orman F Harlan. 17-Mar-43.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 February 2016 16:03:35 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=BM637&Submit4=Go

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