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Supermarine Spitfire ER970 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
39 MU 6-Dec-42
222 MU 8-Dec-42
Loaded aboard SS Hamble VI 20-Dec-42
Shipped to Gibraltar 13-Jan-43
Assigned to 5FS 52FG 12AF.



  • 52nd Fighter Group

    52nd Fighter Group

    Two of the Squadrons of the 52nd Fighter Group flew Spitfires with RAF Fighter Command in August and early September 1942 from Northern Ireland. After these preparatory missions, the Group joined the Twelfth and then Fifteenth Air Force in the...


  • George Zientowski

    Military | Major | pilot | 52nd Fighter Group
    Pilot Spitfire/P-39, assigned to 5th FS, 52nd FG, 8th AF. Served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam.


Event Location Date
Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK December 1942

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Assigned 13 January 1943

Assigned to 5FS, 52FG, 12AF USAAF.

Crashed Mohamed Boudiaf International Airport (CZL), Constantine, Algeria 28 January 1943

Landing accident Telergma ALG Cat 4 damage, pilot Lt George A Zientowski, 28-Jan-43.

5FS 52FG 12AF.


Date Contributor Update
21 February 2016 16:52:50 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and person associations

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