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AD451

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire AD451 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 12 MU 28-11-41, assigned to 602S 5-1-42, flying accident Cat AC 12-2-42, ROS, reported missing 25-3-42, flying accident Cat AC, ROS, assigned to 401S 12-7-42, transferred to 317S 4-9-42, transferred to 336th FS 23-11-42, landing accident Atcham/Sta 342,Cat 3 damage pilot Robert S Belliveau, 30-4-43. Landing accident Middle Wallop/Sta 449, Cat 3 damage pilot Herbert J Skinner, 2-10-44. Transferred to DeH 16-6-44, transferred to 10 Air Gunnery Sqn 8-6-45, SOC 27-6-46.

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...

  • 67th Observation Group
  • 109th Observation Squadron
  • 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

  • Robert Belliveau

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 495th Fighter Training Group
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Transferred to 495FTG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (7OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Douglas Booth

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Joined RAFVR via knight committee, service pilot training in US, Dallas Aviation school, ...

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK November 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Kirkbride, Wigton, Cumbria CA7, UK 28 November 1941

Delivered to No 12 MU 28-11-41.

Assigned Kenley, Greater London, UK 5 January 1942

Assigned to 602 Sqn 5-1-42.

Crashed Kenley, Greater London, UK 12 February 1942

Flying accident Cat AC 12-2-42.

Repair On Site ROS Kenley, Greater London, UK 13 February 1942 – March 1942

Repair On Site.

Crashed Kenley, Greater London, UK 25 March 1942

Flying accident Cat AC.

Repair On Site ROS Kenley, Greater London, UK 26 March 1942 – May 1942

Repair On Site.

Assigned Eastchurch, Kent, UK 12 July 1942

Assigned to 401 Sqn 12-7-42.

Transferred Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 23 November 1942

Transferred to 336th FS 23-11-42.

Crashed Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK 30 April 1943

Landing accident Atcham/Sta 342,Cat 3 damage pilot Robert S Belliveau, 30-4-43.

Transferred Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK 16 June 1944

Transferred to De Havilland prop trials ? 16-6-44.

Crashed Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20, UK 2 October 1944

Landing accident Middle Wallop/Sta 449, Cat 3 damage pilot Herbert J Skinner, 2-10-44.

Transferred Sutton Bridge, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE12, UK 8 June 1945

Transferred to 10 Air Gunnery Sqn 8-6-45.

Struck Off Charge SOC 27 June 1946

Struck Off Charge.

Transferred Northolt, Greater London, UK

Transferred to 317 (Wilenski) Sqn Polish 4-9-42

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2015 15:33:45 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2015 14:29:40 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

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