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MB946

Spitfire

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&p...

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    Group
    Based for the majority of their service at Mount Farm, Oxfordshire, the 7th Photographic Group (Reconnaissance) took over three million intelligence photos during the course of 4,251 sorties over occupied Europe. The Group was awarded a Distinguished...

  • 14th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

People

Places

  • Mount Farm

    Military site : airfield
    Originally a grass airfield satellite for the RAF Photographic Reconnaissance Unit at nearby RAF Benson, Mount Farm was built in 1940-1941. It had three concrete runways, 49 dispersals (24 concrete pan type plus 25 PSP squares), and eight blister...

Events

Event Location Date
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.

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.

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

Struck Off Charge.

Crashed

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 September 2015 14:26:55 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
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

Date Contributor Update
14 September 2015 14:23:45 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=MB946

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2014 23:29:23 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, unit associations and media associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

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