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BL545

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire BL545 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
37MU 22-12-41
308S 26-1-42
336th FS 27-10-42
USAAF 9-10-43
HAL 10-4-44
26S 17-6-44
41OTU 8-2-45
287S 8-2-45
SOC 28-8-45

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. ...

  • 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...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

People

  • Donald Blakeslee

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot, Commanding Officer | 4th Fighter Group
    Don Blakeslee was born on 11 September 1917 in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. As a boy, he became captivated with planes while watching the Cleveland National Air Races held only 30 miles away from his home at 529 7th St, Fairport Harbor, Ohio. In 1938,...

  • Carl Miley

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot
    133[Eagle Sqn RAF. ...

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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 October 2015 14:14:59 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_coen_o_h.php

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