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P8585

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8585 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
6 MU 10-Jun-41
74S 22-Jun-41
609S 10-Sep-41
603S 15-Nov-41
Flying accident Cat CB 28-Jan-42
Scottish Aviation
5FS 52FG 8AF USAAF 7-Aug-42
Flying accident Cat AC damage 20-Aug-42
Repair On Site
Shorts 4-Sep-42
VASM 15-Jan-43 fuel syst mods
118S 22-Jul-43
64S 25-Sep-43
FA Cat CB damage 5-Mar-44
Repair On Site
London Midland Scotland Railways 25-Jun-44
17 Flying Training School 15-Oct-44
5 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit 14-Jul-45
force-landed crashed nr Manby Cat CB damage 24-Jan-46
recat E
SOC 31-Jan-46

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 22 June 1941

Presentation Spitfire named
Teling Tinggi (N.E.I.).

Assigned Eglinton, Londonderry, Derry BT47, UK 7 August 1942

Assigned to 5FS, 52FG, 8AF USAAF 7-Aug-42.

Crashed Eglinton, Londonderry, Derry BT47, UK 28 August 1942

Landing accident Stall/Spin RAF Eglington Cat 4 damage, pilot Lt Eugene C Steinbrenner, 28-Aug-42.

5FS 52FG 8AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 February 2016 11:53:00 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames, markings and events
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=B-8585&Submit4=Go
http://raf-112-squadron.org/52ndfghonor_roll42_43.html

Date Contributor Update
29 February 2016 11:49:45 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=B-8585&Submit4=Go
http://raf-112-squadron.org/52ndfghonor_roll42_43.html

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