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P8741

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8741 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
33 MU 15-Jun-41
74S 5-Jul-41
501S 15-Oct-41
Air Service Training 14-May-42
5FS 52FG 8AF USAAF 5-Sep-42
501S 15-Feb-43
Air collision with BL688 crashed Portaferry Co Down Ireland CE 12-Apr-43

Service

Units

  • 52nd Fighter Group

    52nd Fighter Group

    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...

Places

  • Eglinton

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1940-41, Eighth Air Force lodger units moved in in 1942. The 52nd Fighter Group and 82nd Fighter Group used the airfield, before the Royal Navy moved in and occupied the base until 1959. Partly closed, it was still used by the...

Events

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

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Presentation Spitfire England, UK 15 October 1941

Presentation Spitfire named Bhabnagar.

Transferred Eglinton, Londonderry, Derry BT47, UK 5 September 1942

Transferred to 5FS 52FG 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Eglinton, Londonderry, Derry BT47, UK 10 September 1942

Taxiing accident RAF Eglinton IRE Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Gilbert E Montour, 10-Sep-42.

5FS 52FG 8AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 February 2016 10:47:02 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=P-8741&Submit4=Go
http://raf-112-squadron.org/52ndfghonor_roll42_43.html
https://fyldebbmfund.wordpress.com/gifts-of-war-presentation-spitfires/

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