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AD569

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire AD569 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 9 MU 8-12-41, assigned to 74S 21-12-41, FA Cat CB 28-12-41, Westland, assigned to 133S 13-6-42, transferred to 401S 15-6-42, AST 6-7-42
assigned to 121S 5-8-42, missing on sweep during Dieppe raid 19-8-42 P/O James Larue Taylor killed, SOC.

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...

  • No 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    No 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 1 August 1941, No. 133 reformed at Coltishall as the third 'Eagle' Squadron manned by American personnel. Equipped with Hurricanes it became operational at the end of September. The next month the Squadron moved to Northern Ireland, returning to...

People

  • James Taylor

    Military | Pilot Officer | Pilot
    Joined RAFVR, assigned to 121S, whilst on mission for Operation Jubilee his Spitfire Mk Vb AD569 had a mid air collision with another Spitfire. Killed in Action (KIA) 19-8-42.

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 December 1941

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Royal Air Force Museum, Lyssander Ave, Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP, UK 8 December 1941

Delivered to No 9 MU 8-12-41.

Assigned Llanbedr, Llanbedr, Gwynedd LL45, UK 21 December 1941

Assigned to 74 Sqn RAF 21-12-41.

Crashed Llanbedr, Llanbedr, Gwynedd LL45, UK 28 December 1941

Flying accident Cat CB 28-12-41.

Factory repair Yeovil, Somerset, UK 29 December 1941 – 10 February 1941

To Westland for repair.

Assigned Biggin Hill, Greater London, UK 13 June 1942

Assigned to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 13-6-42.

Transferred Biggin Hill, Greater London, UK 15 June 1942

Transferred to 401 Sqn RAF 15-6-42

Factory repair Perth, Perth, Perth and Kinross, UK 6 July 1942 – 4 August 1942

To Air Service Training 6-7-42.

E/A Damaged Cap Gris-Nez, 62179 Audinghen, France 24 July 1942

Damaged Fw190 Gris Nez, pilot F/Lt Donald R Morrison.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 5 August 1942

Assigned to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 5-8-42.

Crashed Dieppe, France 19 August 1942

Missing on sweep during Dieppe raid 19-8-42. Mid air collision with another Spitfire. P/O James Larue Taylor killed.

Struck Off Charge SOC Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 20 August 1942

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 19:36:51 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.cielde...

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2015 12:03:56 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.cielde...

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2015 22:20:43 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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