BL338

Supermarine Spitfire BL338 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 8 MU 15-11-41, assigned to 72S 21-11-41, FA Cat CB 14-3-42, to AST, assigned to 308th FS, 31st FG USAAF 5-42, FTR Dieppe raid 19-8-42. MACR 16481.

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Units served with

 A P-51 Mustang (MX-A, serial number 44-13464), flown by Major Sam Brown of the 31st Fighter Group, 15th Air Force.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Fighter

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 31st Fighter Group 308th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-437013
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot

Places

  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: London

Missions

  • Date: 19 August 1942
  • Official Description: 2d Lt Samuel F Junkin Jr of 309th Ftr Sq, 31st Ftr Gp, flying a Spitfire in support of the amphibious raid on Dieppe, shoots down a German fighter, this being the first aerial victory won by an Eighth AF fighter pilot flying from the UK.

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Little Rissington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54, UK 15 November 1941 Delivered to No 8 MU 15-11-41.

Assigned

Gravesend, Kent, UK 21 November 1941 Assigned to 72 Sqn 21-11-41.

Crashed

14 March 1942 Flying accident Cat CB damage 14-3-42.

Other

Factory repair

Perth, Perth, Perth and Kinross, UK 15 March 1942 - 12 May 1942 To Air Service Training for repair.

Assigned

Kenley, Greater London, UK 13 May 1942 Assigned to 308th FS, 31st FG USAAF 5-42.

Crashed

Engish Channel off Dieppe, France 19 August 1942 Failed To Return FTR, shot down on Dieppe raid 19-8-42. Pilot William AM Dabney KIA, MACR 16481.

Manufactured

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

Revisions

Date23 Sep 2015 18:25:15
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

Spitfire Production List.