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AD247

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire AD247 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
24 MU 14-Sep-41
129S 21-Sep-41
610S 30-Nov-41
collision with AB919 landing Hutton Cranswick CE 17-Jan-42
SOC 23-Jan-42
Air Service Training 20-5-42
610S 16-Aug-42
67Grp USAAF 12-Apr-43
303S 'RF-P' 25-Mar-44
Ran out of fuel and bellylanded 3m N of Caen 26-Jul-44

Service

Aircraft

  • EN945

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire EN945 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

People

  • John Hoefker

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
    Captain John H Hoefker, piloted North American P-51C Mustang 42-103368 to shoot down three enemy aircraft in June 1944. He became the 10th Photo Recon Group's most successful combatant with credits of 8½ air victories.

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...

  • Membury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training base, Membury was built during 1942, and then upgraded in 1943 after allocation to the USAAF as a reconnaissance or transport base, with maintenance and repair depot facilities. It had eventually three concrete...

Events

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

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Transferred Keevil, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14, UK 12 April 1943

Transferred to 153ObSqn 67ObGrp 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Keevil, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14, UK 15 April 1943

Mid Air Collision Keevil/Sta 471 with EN945 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt John S Hoefker, 15-Apr-43.

153ObSqn 67ObGrp 8AF.

Transferred Membury, Axminster, Devon EX13, UK June 1943

Transferred to 109RecSqn 67RecGrp 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Membury, Axminster, Devon EX13, UK 1 December 1943

Crashed Take Off Engine Failure Membury/Sta 466 Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt John B Perry, 1-Dec-43. Prop pitch control set incorrectly on takeoff.

109RS 67RG 9AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2016 15:27:38 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, aircraft associations, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=AD247&Submit4=Go
http://www.ramsburyatwar.com/crashes/Spitfiremarriagehill.htm

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