AA881 Manchester Corporation Transporter

Object Number - UPL 42564 - P/O Harold "Strick" Strickland in Presentation Spitfire Vb AA881 "Manchester Corporation Transporter" delivered new to 71 Eagle Squadron in early...

Supermarine Spitfire AA881 MK Vb, Const #2232, Built at Eastleigh.
FF 28-10-41, delivered to No 33 MU 29-10-41, assigned to 71S 6-11-41, FA CB 13-6-42, VASM 24-10-42 fuel syst mods, assigned to 313S 4-4-43, transferred to 66S 4-7-43, transferred to 340S 15-11-43, FA AC 1-12-43, ROS, AST, assigned to 595S 18-12-43, Reid Sigrist refurb to Portugal 3-1-48.

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: No 71 'Eagle' Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 114074
  • Highest Rank: Pilot Officer
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Manufactured

Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK 1941-10-28 Built at Eastleigh. First flew 28-10-41. Factory airfield.

Delivered

Royal Air Force, Raf Station Lyneham, Lyneham, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 4PZ, UK 1941-10-29 Delivered to No 33 MU 29-10-41.

Assigned

Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 1941-11-06 Assigned to 71 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 6-11-41.

Crashed

Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 1942-06-13 Flying accident Cat B damage 13-6-42.

Other

Repairs and Mods

South Marston, Swindon, Swindon SN3, UK 1942-10-24 Vickers Armstrong South Marston 24-10-42 fuel syst mods.

Assigned

Churchstanton, Taunton, Somerset TA3, UK 1943-04-04 Assigned to 313 Sqn 4-4-43.

Other

Transferred

Churchstanton, Taunton, Somerset TA3, UK 1943-07-04 Transferred to 66 Sqn 4-7-43.

Other

Transferred

Perranporth, Cornwall, UK 1943-11-15 Transferred to 340 Sqn 15-11-43.

Other

Repair On Site ROS

Perranporth, Cornwall, UK 1943-12-02 Repair On Site .

Other

Repaired

Perth, Perth, Perth and Kinross, UK 1943-12-03 - 1943-12-17 Air Service Training.

Assigned

Aberporth, Ceredigion, UK 1943-12-18 Assigned to 595 Sqn 18-12-43.

Other

Refurbished

Desford, Leicester, Leicestershire LE9, UK To Reid Sigrist Ltd for Refurbishment.

Other

Transferred

Portugal 1948-01-03 Transferred to Portugal AF 3-1-48.

Other

Presentation Spitfire

Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 1941-11-06 Presentation Spitfire named 'Manchester Corporation Transport'

Other

E/A Kill

Pointe Saint-Mathieu, 29217 Plougonvelin, France 1943-09-24 Destroyed Me110, West Pointe St Mathieu, pilot F/O George Elcombe.

Other

E/A Probable

Brest, France 1943-08-10 Probable Me110, Nth Brest, Pilot Sq Ldr William M Foster. 10-8-43.

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