MB946

Ground personnel of the 14th Photographic Squadron, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group refuel a Spitfire (serial number MB946) at Mount Farm. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group. Handwritten on slide case:"Spitfire MB946 Mount Farm Astrella"

Object Number - FRE 5386 - Ground personnel of the 14th Photographic Squadron, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group refuel a Spitfire (serial number MB946) at Mount Farm....

Supermarine Spitfire MB946 PR Mk XIT, Built at Chattis Hill.
FF 7-10-43, delivered to Benson 9-10-43, assigned to 14PRS 7PRG 8AF USAAF 12-11-43
Landing Accident Mount Farm/Sta 234 Cat 3 John R Richards, 24-6-44, to Heston Aircraft Limited for repair, recat E 30-3-45, SOC 5-7-45.

Picture of MB946 - http://www.ww2color.com/search/webapps/slides/slides.php?action=update&…

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group 14th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-2044636
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Photo Reconnaissance Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group 14th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Photo Reconnaissance Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group 13th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron 14th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-736366

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Manufactured

Chattis Hill, Spitfire Ln, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6JS, UK 7 October 1943 Built at Chattis Hill. First flew 7-10-43.

Delivered

Royal Air Force, RAF Benson, Benson, Wallingford OX10 6AA, UK 9 October 1943 Delivered to RAF Benson 9-10-43.

Assigned

Mt Farm Cottage, Dorchester, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7PG, UK 12 November 1943 Assigned to 14th PRS, 7th PRG, 8th AF USAAF 12-11-43.

Other

To Factory for repair, written off.

Heston, Hounslow, Hounslow, Greater London TW5, UK 30 March 1945 To Heston Aircraft Limited for repair, recat E 30-3-45.

Other

Struck Off Charge SOC

Mt Farm Cottage, Dorchester, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7PG, UK 5 July 1945 Struck Off Charge.

Crashed

Revisions

Date14 Sep 2015 14:26:55
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=MB946
Mission 376: Battle Over the Reich, May 28, 1944 (Stackpole Military History)Jul 2012
by Ivo de Jong

Date14 Sep 2015 14:23:45
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date15 Dec 2014 23:29:23
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

Chris Brassfield

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