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PL841

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire PL841 PR Mk XI, Built at Aldermaston.
Delivered to No 6 MU 29-5-44, Assigned to RAF Benson 9-9-44, transferred to 14th PRS, 7th PRG, 8th AF USAAF, sent to 1 Overseas Aircraft Despatch Unit 20-9-44, shipped overseas to NW Africa 25-9-44, asigned to Air Command South East Asia 681 Sqn 12-10-44, missing from PR mission to Moulmein 7-6-45.

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

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 Aldermaston, Reading, West Berkshire RG7, UK May 1944

Built at Aldermaston.

Delivered 29 May 1944

Delivered to No 6 MU 29-5-44.

Assigned Royal Air Force Station, Benson, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 6AB, UK 9 September 1944

Assigned to RAF Benson 9-9-44.

Sent for Despatch 20 September 1944

1 Overseas Aircraft Despatch Unit 20-9-44.

Shipped Overseas Africa 25 September 1944

NW Africa 25-9-44.

Transferred Mount Farm Cottage, Dorchester, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7PG, UK October 1944

Transferred to 14th PRS, 7th PRG, 8th AF USAAF.

Assigned South East Asia 12 October 1944

To Air Command South East Asia 681 Sqn, 12-10-44.

Crashed Mawlamyine, Myanmar (Burma) 7 June 1945

Missing from PR mission to Moulmein 7-6-45. F/Lt Thomas Woodhouse RAF, missing, presumed killed.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 February 2016 12:41:47 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number and nicknames
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
12 August 2015 21:19:57 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events and unit associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2014 04:05:04 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Eyes of the Eighth - Patricia Fussell Keen

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