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BM361

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire BM361 Mk Vb, Built at Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 37 MU 1-4-42, assigned to 453S 11-7-42, transferred to 41S 26-7-42, transferred to 72S 28-7-42, transferred to 71S 2-8-42, Shot down by Ju88 in Channel 19-8-42, SOC 21-8-42.

Service

Units

  • 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

  • Chesley Peterson

    Military | Major General | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Group Commander | 4th Fighter Group
    Whilst serving with No. 71 Eagle Squadron, he was promoted to Flt Lt - the first American in the Eagle Squadrons to be promoted above the enlisted rank of Pilot Officer. ...

Places

  • 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 Burtonwood, Warrington, UK 1 April 1942

Delivered to No 37 MU 1-4-42.

Assigned Drem, North Berwick, East Lothian EH39, UK 11 July 1942

Assigned to 453 Sqn (RAAF) 11-7-42.

Transferred Merston, Chichester, West Sussex PO20, UK 26 July 1942

Transferred to 41 Sqn 26-7-42.

Transferred London Biggin Hill Airport, Main Road, Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent TN16 3BH, UK 28 July 1942

Transferred to 72 Sqn 28-7-42.

Transferred Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 2 August 1942

Transferred to 71 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 2-8-42.

E/A Kill Dieppe, France 19 August 1942

E/A Kill 1 x Ju88, E/A 1 x Ju88 damaged. 19-8-42. Pilot Chesley Peterson.

Crashed English Channel 19 August 1942

Shot down by return fire from Ju88 in English channel 19-8-42. Pilot Chesley Peterson. Rescued and Returned To Duty RTD.

Struck Off Charge SOC Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 21 August 1942

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 17:19:34 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
Spitfire Mark V Aces 1941-45 by Dr Alfred Price.

Date Contributor Update
04 September 2015 13:13:49 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
Spitfire Mark V Aces 1941-45 by Dr Alfred Price.

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