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BM405

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire BM405 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
First flew 1-4-42, delivered to No 33 MU 3-4-42, assigned to 121S 17-6-42
Missing from sweep over Dieppe 19-8-42 P/O Jackson Mahon baled out into Dieppe port and became a POW.

Service

Units

  • No. 121 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 121 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 14 May 1941, No. 121 was reformed at Kirton-in-Lindsey as the second 'Eagle' Squadron to be manned by American volunteers. Equipped with Hurricanes, it began defensive patrols in October but in November it converted to Spitfires. It moved to North...

People

  • Jackson Mahon

    Military | Pilot Officer | Pilot
    Mahon was born in Bakersfield, California, and learned to fly while in high school. In 1941 he joined the Royal Air Force, and by the winter was flying combat with No 121 (Eagle) Squadron, composed of American volunteers. Pilot Officer Mahon damaged...

Missions

  • VIII Fighter Command

    19 August 1942
    31st Fighter Group despatches 123 Spitfires in support of the landings at Dieppe, France. 8 are lost. These are the first operations of VIII Fighter Command units under VIII Fighter Command control. ...

Places

  • Biggin Hill

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF Station with US lodger units. USAAF Spitfires and P-38s were attached to RAF No 11 Group stations in mid-1942 for training; also used for special operations by British and US forces.

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK 1 April 1942

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. First flew 1-4-42.

Delivered 3 April 1942

Delivered to No 33 MU 3-4-42.

Assigned Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire DN21, UK 17 June 1942

Assigned to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 17-6-42.

Crashed Syndicat Mixte du Port de Dieppe, Pont Jehan Ango, 76200 Dieppe, France 19 August 1942

Missing from sweep over Dieppe 19-8-42 P/O Jackson Mahon baled out into Dieppe port and became a POW.

Struck Off Charge SOC Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire DN21, UK 20 August 1942

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 June 2020 21:23:28 fugari Changes to markings
Sources

added a/c ID letters codes

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 19:29:17 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.backtonormandy.org/component/mtree/air-force-operations/airpl...

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2015 10:13:52 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.backtonormandy.org/component/mtree/air-force-operations/airpl...

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2015 10:13:12 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.backtonormandy.org/component/mtree/air-force-operations/airpl...

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