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Spitfire AA881 - view of cockpit - unknown person at controls



  • 313th Fighter Squadron
  • No 71 'Eagle' Squadron

    No 71 'Eagle' Squadron

    'On 19 September 1940, No. 71 was reformed at Church Fenton as the first 'Eagle' Squadron to be manned by American personnel. The Squadron received Hurricanes in November and became operational on defensive duties on 5 February 1941. No. 71 converted...

  • 66th Fighter Squadron

    66th Fighter Squadron

    Formed as a P-40 Warhawk pursuit squadron in January 1941 as part of the Army Air Corps Northeast Defense Sector (later I Fighter Command) at Mitchel Field, New York. Trained in New England and provided air defense of the northeast after the Japanese...



Date Contributor Update
07 February 2021 14:55:14 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Removed associations not depicted in the image. Associations should be made in the AIRCRAFT record.

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2021 14:02:15 GMTransportMuseum Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

The photographs (part of the Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester image collection) were presented to Manchester Corporation Transport Department in 1941.