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R7147

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire R7147 Mk Ia, Const #1475, Built at Eastleigh.
First Flew 22-Feb-41
8MU 23-Feb-41
Converted to PR Mk III Type C
1 PRU 22-May-41
FA Cat CB damage 22-Jun-41
1 Civilian Repair Unit
USAAC Bovington 14-Aug-42
FA Cat AC damage 11-Feb-44
recat E 16-Aug-44

Service

Units

Places

  • Bovingdon

    Military site : airfield
    Bovingdon, in Hertfordshire (often confused with Bovington, Dorset), was built in 1941-42 as a bomber station but was never developed into a fully-fledged heavy bomber airfield as it did not have the required 2,000 yard runway. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK February 1941

Built at Eastleigh.

Transferred Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, UK 14 August 1942

USAAC Bovington 14-Aug-42.

Crashed Horham, Eye, Suffolk IP21, UK 10 November 1942

Landing accident Mechanical Failure RAF Horham, Suffolk Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Bernie Lay, 10-Nov-42.

HQ Sqn VIII BC

Crashed Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, UK 11 February 1944

FA Cat AC damage.
Taxiing accident Bovingdon/Sta 112 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt O'Neil Norris. 11-Feb-44.

Hq Sqn 8AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 February 2016 10:28:17 Al_Skiff Changes to events and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=R7147&Submit4=Go
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=R-7147&Submit4=Go

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2016 14:25:06 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=R7147&Submit4=Go

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