AB974 Bombay and Baroda Central Indian Railway III’

Supermarine Spitfire AB974 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 33 MU 12-9-41, assigned to 401S 'YO-S' 26-9-41, Flying accident Cat AC 29-3-42, ROS, assigned to 91S 18-4-42, transferred to 121S 20-8-42, transferred to 335th FS USAAF 1-10-42, transferred to 302S 23-3-43, transferred to 132S 28-6-43, Flying accident Cat AC 30-6-43, assigned to 312S 13-11-43, transferred to 443S 27-2-44, transferred to 58 OTU 30-3-44, major repair 18-9-45
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Units served with

Places

Line up of P-47 Thunderbolts of the 82nd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group, at Duxford air base. September 1944. Printed caption on reverse of print: '55432 AC - War Birds Home To Rest - Republic P-47 Thunderbolts lined up on an 8th Air Force field in England after a daylight sweep over Germany. Crews have finished inspections and refueling.'
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: "Duckpond"

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Royal Air Force, Raf Station Lyneham, Lyneham, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 4PZ, UK 12 September 1941 Delivered to No 33 MU 12-9-41.

Assigned

Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4, UK 26 September 1941 Assigned to 401 Sqn 'YO-S' 26-9-41.

Other

Presentation Spitfire

Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4, UK 26 September 1941 Presentation Spitfire named 'B.B. & C.I. Railway'.

Crashed

Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4, UK 29 March 1942 Flying accident Cat AC damage 29-3-42.

Other

Repair On Site ROS

Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4, UK 30 March 1942 - 17 April 1942 Repair On Site.

Assigned

Hawkinge, Kent, UK 18 April 1942 Aassigned to 91 Sqn (Nigeria) 18-4-42.

Other

Transferred

Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire DN21, UK 20 August 1942 Transferred to 121 Sqn [Eagle] RAF 20-8-42.

Other

Transferred

Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 1 October 1942 Transferred to 335th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF USAAF 1-10-42.

Other

Transferred

Duxford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB22, UK 23 March 1943 Transferred to 302 Sqn (City of Poznan) Polish 23-3-43.

Other

Transferred

Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, UK 28 June 1943 Transferred to 132 Sqn (City of Bombay) 28-6-43.

Crashed

Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, UK 30 June 1943 Flying accident Cat AC damage 30-6-43.

Assigned

Ibsley, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24, UK 13 November 1943 Assigned to 312 Sqn (Czechoslovak) 13-11-43.

Other

Transferred

Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4, UK 27 February 1944 Transferred to 443 Sqn 27-2-44.

Other

Transferred

Grangemouth, Falkirk, UK 30 March 1944 Transferred to No 58 OTU 30-3-44.

Other

Repaired

18 September 1945 Major repair 18-9-45.

Other

Struck Off Charge SOC

Grangemouth, Falkirk, UK 19 September 1945 Struck Off Charge.

Manufactured

Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Revisions

Date24 Feb 2016 15:18:34
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date27 Aug 2015 21:11:18
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

Spitfire Production List.