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Supermarine Spitfire EN847 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 12 MU 3-5-42, assigned to 308th FS 31st FG, 8th AF USAAF 9-6-42, stalled on approach crashed nr Atcham CE pilot Lt Alfred W Giacomini, DNB 29-6-42, AST 17-7-42, SOC 18-7-42.



  • 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. ...

  • 31st Fighter Group

    31st Fighter Group

    The 31st Fighter Group only flew missions from England between June and September 1942 but during this period they supported the Dieppe raid, the assault on occupied Europe, predominantly by the Canadian army. The attack was forced into early retreat...

  • 308th Fighter Squadron


  • Alfred Giacomini

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 31st Fighter Group
    First 8th AF pilot fatality in the ETO. Spitfire VB EN847 stalled on approach to Atcham and crashed 1 mile east of the airfield killing Lt Alfred W Giacomini.


  • Atcham

    Military site : airfield
    Atcham, at some remove from other American Air Force bases in Shropshire, was used by USAAF to train pilots from June 1942, several months before the American Eagle Squadrons were combined to form the 4th Fighter Group. Pilots here were mainly trained...


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

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Kirkbride, Wigton, Cumbria CA7, UK 3 May 1942

Delivered to No 12 MU 3-5-42.

Assigned Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK 9 June 1942

Assigned to 308th FS 31st FG, 8th AF USAAF 9-6-42.

Crashed Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK 29 June 1942

Landing accident stalled on approach crashed nr Atcham Cat CE damage, pilot Lt Alfred W Giacomini, DNB 29-6-42.

Factory repair Perth, Perth, Perth and Kinross, UK 17 July 1942

Air Service Training 17-7-42.

Struck Off Charge SOC Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK 18 July 1942

Struck Off Charge 18-7-42.


Date Contributor Update
25 September 2015 20:02:37 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations

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