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W3138

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire W3138 Mk Va Const #1628, Built at Eastleigh.
First Flew 30-Apr-41
5 MU 4-May-41
603S 27-Jun-41
Damaged by Bf109 30-Jun-41
1 Civilian Repair Unit 4-Oct-41
164S 29-Apr-42
602S 10-Sep-42
82Grp USAAF 11-Nov-42
Hq Sqn 8AF USAAF 43
Repair On Site 17-Nov-42
Cat AC damage on Op's 22-Oct-43
Repair On Site
Miles Aircraft 3-Aug-44
Struck Off Charge 7-Aug-44

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 82nd Fighter Group

    82nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 82nd Fighter Group flew training missions from bases in Northern Ireland between October and December 1942. They then joined the Twelfth Air Force in North Africa, supporting the ground invasion of Tunisia, Sicily and Italy. Between October 1943...

  • Headquarters Squadron (8th Air Force)

Places

  • Eglinton

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1940-41, Eighth Air Force lodger units moved in in 1942. The 52nd Fighter Group and 82nd Fighter Group used the airfield, before the Royal Navy moved in and occupied the base until 1959. Partly closed, it was still used by the...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK April 1941

Built at Eastleigh.

E/A Destroyed Saint-Omer, France 23 July 1941

Bf109E destroyed Nth St Omer, pilot P/O John Hurst.

E/A Probable Dunkirk, France 19 August 1941

Bf109E probable East Dunkirk, pilot P/O John Hurst.

E/A Destroyed Saint-Omer, France 27 September 1941

Bf109E destroyed St Omer, pilot P/O Rainford G Marland

Transferred Eglinton, Londonderry, Derry BT47, UK 11 November 1942

Transferred to 82 Grp USAAF.

Transferred 18 October 1943

Transferred to Hq Sqn 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Maghaberry, Craigavon, Lisburn BT67, UK 18 October 1943

Landing accident RAF Maghaberry IRE Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Adrian A G Talbot, 18-Oct-43.

Hq Sqn 8AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2016 16:46:59 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=W3138
Aces High: A Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter Pilots of the ..., Volume 2 By Christopher Shores, Clive Williams

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