AB271 Doreen I

Object Number - UPL 13930 - Two 4th Fighter Group Spitfires (codded XR-I and MD-E) and their crews watch the arrival of the first P-47 Thunderbolt to land at Debden. Photo...

Supermarine Spitfire AB271 Mk Vb Const #2383, Built at High Post
FF 6-12-41, delivered to No 33 MU 13-12-41, assigned to 123S 28-12-41, transferred to 167S 15-4-42, transferred to 165S 27-5-42, transferred to 133S 29-9-42 MD-E Sq Ldr Eric Thomas RAF, transferred to 336FS 1-10-42, FACB 16-11-42, AST, VASM 8-5-43 fuel syst mods wing stiff, assigned to 416S
FA AC 2-7-43, ROS, assigned to 130S 11-2-44, transferred to 222S 16-2-44, transferred to 322S 17-3-44, transferred to 303S 17-4-44, Missing from patrol off Normandy pres due flak from Carantan area 23-6-44 W/O Aleksander Chudek Military Virtuti 5th Class, Polish Cross 4 Bars, DFM killed, SOC.

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 4th Fighter Group 336th Fighter Squadron No 71 'Eagle' Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-885158
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Manufactured

High Post, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4, UK 1941-12-06 Built at High Post first flew 6-12-41.

Delivered

Lyneham, Wiltshire, UK 1941-12-13 Delivered to No 33 MU 13-12-41

Assigned

Castletown, Isle of Man 1941-12-28 Assigned to 123 Sqn 28-12-41.

Other

Transferred

Ludham, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR29, UK 1942-04-15 Transferred to 167 Sqn 15-4-42.

Other

Transferred

Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, UK 1942-05-27 Transferred to 165 Sqn 27-5-42.

Other

Transferred

North Weald Bassett, Epping, Essex CM16, UK 1942-09-29 Transferred to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 29-9-42 MD-E Sq Ldr Eric Thomas RAF.

Other

Transferred

Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 1942-10-01 Transferred to 336th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF, USAAF 1-10-42.

Crashed

Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 1942-11-16 Flying accident Cat CB damage 16-11-42.

Other

Factory repair

Perth, Perth, Perth and Kinross, UK 1942-11-17 - 1943-01-15 To AST for repair.

Other

Factory Mods

South Marston, Swindon, Swindon SN3, UK 1943-05-08 - 1943-06-29 Vickers Armstrong South Marston 8-5-43 fuel syst mods wing stiff.

Assigned

Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4, UK 1943-06-30 Assigned to 416 Sqn.

Crashed

Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4, UK 1943-07-02 Flying accident Cat AC damage 2-7-43.

Other

Repair On Site ROS

Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4, UK 1943-07-03 - 1943-09-05 Repair On Site.

Assigned

Scorton, Preston, Lancashire PR3, UK 1944-02-11 Assigned to 130 Sqn 11-2-44.

Other

Transferred

Catterick, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10, UK 1944-02-16 Transferred to 222 Sqn 16-2-44

Other

Transferred

Acklington, Morpeth, Northumberland NE65, UK 1944-03-17 Transferred to 322 (Dutch) Sqn 17-3-44.

Other

Transferred

Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4, UK 1944-04-17 Transferred to 303 Sqn 17-4-44. Coded RF-F.

Crashed

50500 Carentan, France 1944-06-23 Missing from patrol off Normandy pres due flak from Carantan area 23-6-44 W/O A Chudek VM DFM killed.

Other

Struck Off Charge SOC

Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4, UK 1944-06-24 Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date24 Feb 2016 19:19:19
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
Polish Spitfire Aces By Wojtek Matusiak, Robert Grudzien.
http://www.cieldegloire.com/005_chudek.php

Date5 Oct 2015 15:16:40
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
Polish Spitfire Aces By Wojtek Matusiak, Robert Grudzien.
http://www.cieldegloire.com/005_chudek.php

Date3 Oct 2015 21:13:05
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

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