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PL914

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire PL914 PR Mk XI.
Delivered to 6MU 2-9-44, assigned to Benson 28-9-44, transferred to 14th PRS, 7th PRG, 8th AF USAAF 2-10-44, to Phillips & Powis South Marston, assigned to RAF Benson 3-4-45, transferred to No 71 MU 18-3-46, SOC 1-4-46.

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
Delivered RAF Brize Norton, Carterton, Oxfordshire OX18 3LX, UK 2 September 1944

Delivered to No 6 MU 2-9-44.

Assigned Royal Air Force Station, Benson, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 6AB, UK 28 September 1944

Assigned to RAF Benson 28-9-44.

Transferred Mount Farm Cottage, Dorchester, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7PG, UK 2 October 1944

Transferred to 14th PRS, 7th PRG, 8th AF USAAF 2-10-44.

Assigned Royal Air Force Station, Benson, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 6AB, UK 3 April 1945

Assigned to RAF Benson 3-4-45.

Transferred Ex RAF Bicester, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX25 3TQ, UK 18 March 1946

Transferred to No 71 MU 18-3-46.

Struck Off Charge SOC Ex RAF Bicester, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX25 3TQ, UK 1 April 1946

Struck Off Charge 1-4-46.

Repaired South Marston, Swindon, Swindon SN3, UK

To Phillips & Powis South Marston for repair.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 August 2015 17:26:57 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events and unit associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2014 04:07:01 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

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