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BS292

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire BS292 Mk IX Constr #3234, Built at Chattis Hill.
FF 9-8-42, assigned to 133S 11-8-42, Circus to Abbeville missing presumed shot down by fighters 6-9-42 P/O Richard D Gudmundsen killed in action.

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

  • Richard Gudmundsen

    Military | Pilot Officer | Pilot
    Joined RAFVR, assigned to 133S, along with the rest of Sqn flew 4 x missions over Dieppe 19-Aug-42. Shot down on escort mission over France. 6-Sep-42. Killed in action (KIA). Had completed the process to allow transfer to USAAF from RAF.

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 Chattis Hill, Spitfire Ln, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6JS, UK 9 August 1942

Built at Chattis Hill. First flew 9-8-42.

Assigned Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 11 August 1942

Assigned to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 11-8-42.

Crashed Abbeville, France 6 September 1942

Circus to Abbeville missing presumed shot down by fighters 6-9-42 P/O Richard D Gudmundsen killed in action.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 22:04:00 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
20 November 2015 14:35:33 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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