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Spitfire Vb  AD121 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire Vb  AD121

Vb CBAF M45 12MU 7-9.....[TRUNCATED] More information in: Spitfire Site


DateAircraftUnitPilot NameLocation
31 May 42 Spitfire Vb AD121 222 Sqdn P/O Wentworth Hubert Charles BEAUMONT (104420) Zeeland
RemarksForce-landed at Walcheren, Netherlands after being hit by flak. AIR81/14692 incorrectly lists serial as P8755 (which went to Russia in 1943)

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Citation Aircraft AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/14692Spitfire Vb AD121Pilot Officer W H C Beaumont: prisoner of war; Spitfire P8755, 222 Squadron, enemy action, aircraft force landed near Walcheren Island, Holland, 31 May 1942.C17386191

Prisoners of War for Spitfire Vb AD121

RankName, NumberDetailsDate CapturedUnitPOW NoCamp
Flt LtWentworth Hubert Charles BEAUMONT (104420) Spitfire Vb AD121
1942-05-31222 SqdnStalag Luft L3 Sagan and Belaria

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P/O W. H. C. Beaumont, 222 Sqn - Spitfire ID?Hello everyone On May 31st 1942 Wentworth Hubert Charles Beaumont (later Viscount Allendale) of 222 Sqn made a forced-landing on Walcheren (ORB F.540 records 'Walcherew'). He was reported missing, but survived and became a P.o.W. at Stalag Luft III. The ORB Form 541 has him in Spitfire AD121, but Air 81 has him in P8755: [URL][/URL] However, he is also recorded in AD121 on the database on here too: [URL][/URL] So, which is correct? AD121 seems to be the one most mentioned. Regards Simon ....Read More.wwrsimon on 9th May 2022 11:41:24
P/O W. H. C. Beaumont, 222 Sqn - Spitfire ID?Simon AD121 is what I have (FCL, The History and ABS). P8755 was on charge with 222MU (The History) before being was sent to Russia in November 1942. DaveW ....Read More.davew on 9th May 2022 11:55:47
P/O W. H. C. Beaumont, 222 Sqn - Spitfire ID?P8755 was coded "Y" - confirmed by a log book. Tail damaged by FW190 on May 25th when flown by Cornelis van Houten. AD121 arrived the next day. John Engelsted ....Read More.JohnE on 10th May 2022 07:13:48
P/O W. H. C. Beaumont, 222 Sqn - Spitfire ID?Many thanks John. AD121 didn't last very long with 222 Sqn at all! I've seen a couple of sources that state AD121 was also ZD-Y, so a straight replacement for P8755? Regards Simon ....Read More.wwrsimon on 10th May 2022 07:30:55
P/O W. H. C. Beaumont, 222 Sqn - Spitfire ID?Thanks for the clarification gents. I have amended the two entries in our database: P8755: [URL][/URL] AD121: [URL][/URL] ....Read More.Andy Marden on 10th May 2022 07:42:16
P/O W. H. C. Beaumont, 222 Sqn - Spitfire ID?Simon, I would have expected AD121 to have been Y, but confirmation would be useful. It is very common to find ORBs etc with errors like this. When writing after the event, the compiler, knowing that eg aircraft Y had been lost, would use the current serial for Y rather than the aircraft actually involved. The 610 Sqn records in the BoB period suffer particularly badly from this problem. Andy ....Read More.Andy Marden on 10th May 2022 07:45:40
P/O W. H. C. Beaumont, 222 Sqn - Spitfire ID?Andy I got 'Y' for AD121 from here: [url][/url] They quote Henk Welting as the source for the radio letter. Regards Simon ....Read More.wwrsimon on 10th May 2022 08:43:53

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