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BL993

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire BL993 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
12 MU 22-Feb-42
504S 12-Mar-42
501S 19-Oct-42
Flying accident Cat AC damage 30-Oct-42
Repair On Site
19S 25-May-43
315S 1-Jul-43
326FRS 31FRG 9AF USAAF 31-May-44
London Midland Scotland Railways 23-Jul-44 M46 installed
Armee de l'Air 1-Feb-45

Service

Places

  • Grove

    Military site : airfield
    Grove was originally intended to be a base for an RAF Operational Training Unit. Construction began in late 1941 and the airfield was usable by October 1942. The airfield was built to a standard design for bomber bases, with a main 6,000 feet runway,...

  • Middle Wallop

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber station with a grass airfield, concrete perimeter track and hardstandings, Middle Wallop opened as a training base in April 1940, before construction was complete. Used as an RAF day-fighter and night-fighter base during 1940...

Events

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

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Transferred Grove, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12, UK May 1944

Transferred to 326FRS 31FRG 9AF.

Crashed Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20, UK 28 May 1944

Taxiing accident Middle Wallop/Sta 449 Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt William D Holland, 28-May-44.

326FRS 31FRG 9AF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 February 2016 21:57:55 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=BL993

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