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W3264

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire W3264 Mk Vb, Const #1730, Built at Eastleigh.
FF 31-5-41, Delivered to No 6 MU 2-6-41, assigned to 92 Sqn 23-6-41, Cat CB on Ops 25-6-41, to Air Service Training 2-7-41, assigned to 5th FS 52 PG 8th AF USAAF 6-8-42, transferred to 332 Service Sqn 3-12-42, transferred to 345 Sqn 26-6-44, Taxied into concrete cover of gunpit and u/c collapsed Shoreham CE 30-7-44, 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. ...

  • 333rd Service Group
  • 52nd Fighter Group

    52nd Fighter Group

    Group
    Two of the Squadrons of the 52nd Fighter Group flew Spitfires with RAF Fighter Command in August and early September 1942 from northern Ireland. After these preparatory missions, the Group joined the Twelfth and then Fifteenth Air Force in the...

  • 332nd Service Squadron
  • 1st Gunnery & Tow Target Flight

    1st Gunnery & Tow Target Flight

    Flight
    Activated on 1 February 1943 as 1st Provisional Gunnery Flight at Atcham as part of VIII Fighter Command's fighter training establishment. ...

Places

  • Eglinton

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1940-41, Eighth Air Force lodger units moved in in 1942. The 52nd Fighter Group and 82nd Fighter Group used the airfield, before the Royal Navy moved in and occupied the base until 1959. Partly closed, it was still used by the...

  • Goxhill

    Military site : airfield
    Goxhill opened in June 1941 as an RAF Bomber Command airfield, before being handed over to RAF Fighter Command in December. The Eighth Air Force took ownership in August 1942, and used the airfield, which they quickly dubbed 'Goat Hill' for operational...

  • Sutton Bridge

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK 31 May 1941

Built at Eastleigh. First flew 31-5-41.

Delivered RAF Brize Norton, Bampton, Oxfordshire, UK 2 June 1941

Delivered to No 6 MU 2-6-41.

Assigned London Biggin Hill Airport, Main Rd, Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent TN16 3BH, UK 23 June 1941

Assigned to 92 Sqn 23-6-41.

Combat damage 25 June 1941

Cat CB damage on Ops 25-6-41.

Factory repair Perth, Perth, Perth and Kinross, UK 2 July 1941 – 5 September 1941

To Air Service Training for repair 2-7-41.

Assigned Eglinton, Londonderry, Derry BT47, UK 6 August 1942

Assigned to 5th FS 52 PG 8th AF USAAF 6-8-42.

Transferred Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire DN19, UK 3 December 1942

Transferred to 332 Service Sqn 3-12-42.

Crashed Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK 8 September 1943

Landing Accident Atcham/Sta 470, Cat 4, Pilot Lt Walter G Kis, 1st Gunnery Target Training Flight 8th AF, 8-9-43.

Transferred Dreux, France 26 June 1944

Transferred to 345 Sqn, A.41 Dreux 26-6-44.

Crashed The Terminal Building, Shoreham Airport, Cecil Pashley Way, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5FF, UK 30 July 1944

Taxied into concrete cover of gunpit and u/c collapsed Shoreham CE 30-7-44.

Struck Off Charge SOC The Terminal Building, Shoreham Airport, Cecil Pashley Way, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5FF, UK 31 July 1944

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 September 2015 09:38:47 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=W3264&Submit4=Go

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