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EP168

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire EP168 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 9MU 27-5-42, assigned to 133S 13-6-42, shot down by Fw190 on sweep 20-6-42 P/O W A Arends killed.

Service

Units

  • 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

  • William Arends

    Military | Pilot Officer | Pilot
    Joined RAFVR, assigned to 133S, crashed in Spitfire P8595 [written off] nr Epworth, Lincolnshire, after a collision in the air with P8438 [P/O Samuel Fisk Whedon successfully deployed his chute, but killed in landing]. 3-4-42. ...

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 May 1942

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered 27 May 1942

Delivered to No 9 MU 27-5-42.

Assigned Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 13 June 1942

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

Crashed Saint-Omer, France 20 June 1942

Caught up in dogfight with overwhelming odds, shot down by Fw190 on sweep 20-6-42 P/O William A Arends killed.

Struck Off Charge SOC Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 21 June 1942

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 19:46:22 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2015 14:29:11 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

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