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ER187

Spitfire

Castle Bromwich built, 9MU 27-Aug-42, 82MU 19-Sep-42, SS622 17-Oct-42, Gibraltar1-Nov-42, NW Africa 28-Feb-43, Assigned to 309FS, 31FG, 8AF USAAF May-43. Personal aircraft of Capt Frank Hill.

Service

Units

  • 31st Fighter Group

    31st Fighter Group

    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...

  • 309th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Frank Hill

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 31st Fighter Group
    Hill taught himself to fly gliders as early as 1937. Began his career in 1939 in the Army Air Corps. He became a flight commander [308FS] and in May-42 went to England where the 31st Fighter Group was flying Spitfires. Hill participated in invasions...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 March 2017 13:00:12 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames
Sources

http://raf-112-squadron.org/31stfghonor_roll43_44.html

Date Contributor Update
01 March 2017 06:53:54 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, unit associations and media associations
Sources

Spitfire production list
http://www.wwiiaircraftperformance.org/31st/309th.html
http://www.posart.com/original-painting-prize-draw/

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