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BM293

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire BM293 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 5 MU 25-3-42, assigned to 71S 20-4-42, transferred to 334th FS USAAF 1-10-42, Phillips & Powis South Marston 2-4-43, assigned to 504S 26-8-43, transferred to 313S 22-9-43, Missing presumed shot down by Fw190 nr Beauvais 27-9-43 F/Sgt T Zrnik killed, SOC.

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. ...

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 334th Fighter Squadron

    334th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 334th Fighter Squadron was the successor to No. 71 Eagle squadron of the Royal Air Force when the 4th Fighter Group was activated on 12 September 1942. They were based at Debden Field, Essex. The "Fighting Eagles" as they were called, flew...

  • No. 71 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 71 'Eagle' Squadron

    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...

People

  • James Clark

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot; Deputy Commanding Officer
    Initially assigned to the 71st Eagle Squadron in June 1942. With the founding of the 4th Fighter Group that September, he was assigned to the 334th Squadron, where he eventually became its Commanding Officer. ...

  • Oscar Coen

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot-1055 Squadron Commander | 356th Fighter Group
    Oscar Coen was born in Wallum, North Dakota on 11 May 1917. He spent his boyhood on a Wisconsin dairy farm. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a bachelor of science degree. ...

Places

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

  • Kirton-in-Lindsey

    Military site : airfield
    Used as an RFC and RAF Home Defence landing ground during the First World War, Kirton-in-Lindsey was built during 1938-40 as an RAF fighter station. It had two grass runways, 10 hardstandings, three grouped C hangars and four over-blister hangars....

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK March 1942

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered 25 March 1942

Delivered to No 5 MU 25-3-42.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 20 April 1942

Assigned to 71 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 20-4-42.

E/A Probable Dieppe, France 19 August 1942

1/2 Ju88 probable Dieppe, pilot F/O Oscar H Coen. 19-8-42.

Transferred Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 1 October 1942

Transferred to 334th FS USAAF 1-10-42.

Factory repairs South Marston, Swindon, Swindon SN3, UK 2 April 1943 – 25 August 1943

To Phillips & Powis South Marston for repairs 2-4-43.

Assigned Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4, UK 26 August 1943

Assigned to 504 (County of Nottingham) Sqn 26-8-43.

Transferred Ibsley, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24, UK 22 September 1943

Transferred to 313 Sqn 22-9-43.

Crashed Beauvais, France 27 September 1943

Missing on Ramrod 25, assumed shot down by Fw190 nr Beauvais 27-9-43 F/Sgt T Zrnik KIA.

Struck Off Charge SOC Ibsley, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24, UK 28 September 1943

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 17:31:07 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
Aces High: A Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter Pilots of the British and Commonwealth Forces of WWII, Volume One, Volume 2 by Christopher Shores and Clive Williams.
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/334_cl...

Date Contributor Update
06 September 2015 20:30:27 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
Aces High: A Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter Pilots of the British and Commonwealth Forces of WWII, Volume One, Volume 2 by Christopher Shores and Clive Williams.
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/334_cl...

Date Contributor Update
06 September 2015 20:29:20 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
Aces High: A Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter Pilots of the British and Commonwealth Forces of WWII, Volume One, Volume 2 by Christopher Shores and Clive Williams.
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/334_cl...

Date Contributor Update
06 September 2015 20:26:21 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
Aces High: A Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter Pilots of the British and Commonwealth Forces of WWII, Volume One, Volume 2 by Christopher Shores and Clive Williams.
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/334_cl...

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