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P8589

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire P8589 Mk IIb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory
Delivered to No 5 MU 8-6-41, assigned to 118S 30-6-41, transferred to 65S 25-9-41,
transferred to 616S 6-10-41, ASTH 7-11-41, Flying accident Cat AC u/c collapsed on landing Southend 28-7-42, ROS, assigned to 121S 13-8-42, Cat CE abandoned due to engine fire 19-8-42 P/O Osborne OK, SOC 25-8-42.

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

  • Julian Osborne

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    Lt. Colonel in the USAF, having served in 121 Eagle Squadron RAF, won several British decorations and was one of General Eisenhower's personal pilots. He was later assigned to Washington as an Assistant Air Attach‚ to Finland serving two years in the...

  • Nicholas Sintetos

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 57th Fighter Group
    Pilot - Underwent pilot training Ashtabula, OH, USA, too young to join USAAF at 20yrs old, enlisted RCAF Jan 41, No 5 SFTS Course 39: September 25 - December 18, 1941, Brantford Ontario, joined RAF, assigned to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF via OTU 11-6-42,...

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 June 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Kemble, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7, UK 8 June 1941

Delivered to No 5 MU 8-6-41.

Assigned Ibsley, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24, UK 30 June 1941

Assigned to 118 Sqn RAF 30-6-41.

Presentation Spitfire Ibsley, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24, UK 30 June 1941

Presentation Spitfire named 'Makassar'.

Transferred Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire DN21, UK 25 September 1941

Transferred to 65 Sqn 25-9-41

Transferred Westhampnett, Chichester, West Sussex PO18, UK 6 October 1941

Transferred to 616 Sqn 6-10-41.

Factory repair Heston, Hounslow, Hounslow, Greater London TW5, UK 7 November 1941

To Air Service Training for repair 7-11-41. Converted to Mk Vb, Merlin 45.

Flying accident Southend-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, UK 28 July 1942

Flying accident Cat AC u/c collapsed on landing Southend

Repair On Site ROS Southend-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, UK 29 July 1942 – 25 September 1942

Repair On Site.

Assigned Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire DN21, UK 13 August 1942

Assigned to 121 Sqn RAF 13-8-42.

Crashed Etchingham, Etchingham, East Sussex TN19, UK 19 August 1942

Abandoned due to engine fire 19-8-42 P/O Osborne baled out.

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

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 19:32:17 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
29 October 2015 13:50:42 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
28 October 2015 18:39:42 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

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