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MB950

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire MB950 PR Mk XIT, Built at Chattis Hill.
FF 14-10-43, delivered to Benson 18-10-43, assigned to 14th PRS 7th PRG 8th AF USAAF 13-11-43, HAL recat E 5-7-45, SOC 13-9-45.

Addl pictures of Mb950:
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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. ...

  • 9th Air Force
  • 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

  • Gerald Adams

    Military | Colonel | Pilot/Squadron Commander | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

  • Verner Davidson

    Military | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

  • George Nesselrode

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

  • Richard Sheble

    Military | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

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 14 October 1943

Built at Chattis Hill. First flew 14-10-43.

Delivered Royal Air Force, RAF Benson, Benson, Wallingford OX10 6AA, UK 18 October 1943

Delivered to RAF Benson 18-10-43.

Assigned Mt Farm Cottage, Dorchester, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7PG, UK 13 November 1943

Assigned to 14th PRS 7th PRG 8th AF USAAF 13-11-43.

Crashed Mt Farm Cottage, Dorchester, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7PG, UK 29 February 1944

Taxiing accident Mount Farm/Sta 234 Cat 3 damage pilot Lt Richard M Sheble, 14PRS 7PRG 8AF. 29-2-44.

Crashed Bay Cottage, High St, Bradwell-on-Sea, Southminster, Essex CM0 7QN, UK 6 March 1944

Landing accident RAF Bradwell Bay Cat 3 damage pilot Lt Verner K Davidson, 14PRS 7PRG 8AF. 6-3-44.

Crashed Pershore, Pershore, Worcestershire WR10, UK 1 April 1944

Taxiing accident Pershore Cat 3 damage pilot Lt Gerald M Adams, 14PRS, 7PRG, 9AF. 1-4-44.

To Factory written off Heston, Hounslow, Hounslow, Greater London TW5, UK 5 July 1945

To Heston Aircraft Limited recat E 5-7-45.

Struck Off Charge SOC Mt Farm Cottage, Dorchester, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7PG, UK 13 September 1945

Struck Off Charge 13-9-45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 September 2015 15:50:38 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and person associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=MB950
http://www.ww2color.com

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2014 23:32:42 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

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