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Supermarine Spitfire P8798 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
38 MU 6-Jul-41
611S 28-Jul-41
1 Civilian Repair Unit 20-Sep-41
2FS, 52FG, 8AF USAAF 22-Aug-42
Air Service Training 21-Oct-42
61 Operational Training Unit 26-Sep-43
Flying accident Cat CB damage 15-May-44
Air Service Training 25-May-44
Portsmouth Aviation 25-Sep-45
Struck Off Charge 27-Sep-45



  • 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...


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

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Transferred Eglinton, Londonderry, Derry BT47, UK 22 August 1942

Transferred to 2FS, 52FG, 8AF USAAF 22-Aug-42.

Crashed Bovington, Dorset, UK 26 September 1942

Landing accident Stall/Spin RAF Bovington Cat 4 damage, pilot Lt Michael J Gordon, 26-Sep-42.

Factory Repair Prestwick, South Ayrshire, UK 21 October 1942

Air Service Training 21-Oct-42.


Date Contributor Update
29 February 2016 10:00:55 Al_Skiff Changes to events

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
29 February 2016 09:59:14 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events and unit associations

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