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Spitfire IIb P8669 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire IIb P8669

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  08 Jul 41 Aircraft Name  Spitfire IIa Serial Number  P8669
Unit  303 Sqdn Operating Airfield   Country  France
Aircrew details
Source Henk Welting's Database

National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/7438Flying Officer W Strzembosz (Polish): killed; shot down at La Motte, France, aerial combat, Spitfire P8669, 303 Squadron, 8 July 1941.C16756735
AIR81/8437Squadron Leader G K Gilroy: injured; aerial combat over northern France, Spitfire P8669, 609 Squadron, 19 August 1941.C16924279

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Spitfire IIa P8669

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
PorucznikWiktor Stanislaw STRZEMBOSZ (P/0897) Pilot Spitfire IIb P8669  AIR81/7438 1941-07-08303 Sqdn AIR27 FranceMerville Communal Cemetery Ext

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Casualties on Circus 40 to Chocques & Lille, 8 July 1941Thanks guys, but I have all the info I need on this op, but I appreciate the reply nonetheless. Regards Steve Date 8 July 1941 Operation Circus 40 Target Établissements Kuhlmann et Cie Chemical Factory & Power Station, Chocques, & Lille Power Station, Nord-Pas-de-Calais Bombers 3 Grp: 3 Stirling I (all 3 CD/AA) Escort North Weald: 71 & 242 Squadrons (Hurricane IIa/b) Hornchurch: 222 Squadron (Spitfire IIa/b) Escort Cover Northolt: 303 & 308 Squadrons (Spitfire IIa/b) Target Support Hornchurch: 54, 603 & 611 Squadrons (Spitfire Va/b) Tangmere: 145, 610 & 616 Squadrons (Spitfire IIa/b & Va/b) Diversion 12 Grp: Duxford: 56 Squadron (Hurricane IIb) 12 Grp: Kirton-in-Lindsey: 65 Squadron (Spitfire IIa) 12 Grp: Matlaske: 601 Squadron (Hurricane IIb) Rear Support Kenley: 258 & 312 Sqns (Hurricane IIa/b) & 485 Sqn (Spitfire IIa) Mopping-Up Biggin Hill: 92 & 609 Squadrons (Spitfire Vb) Casualties 145 Sqn: Fg Off Jiri J. Machacek KIA in Spit Va, R7218, & Plt Off Peter R. I. Pine RCAF SD in Spit Va, R7263, POW 303 Sqn: Sqn Ldr Tadeusz Arentowicz KIA in Spit IIa, P8502, Sgt Plt Waclaw Giermer WIA in Spit IIa, P8427, & Plt Off Wiktor Strzembosz KIA in Spit IIa, P8669, nr La Motte 308 Sqn: Sgt Plt Jozef Biel, SD in Spit IIb, P7845, POW 610 Sqn: Plt Off Frank G. Horner SD in Spit IIb, P8504, POW, & Plt Off J. Richard ‘Dickie’ Stoop WIA in Spit IIa, serial unkn. 611 Sqn: Sgt Plt Brian W. Feeley RNZAF KIA in Spit Va, R7277 I have the same information for Circuses 28 (1 July), 31 (3 July), 32 (4 July), 35 (6 July), 36 & 38 (7 July), 39 (8 July), 46 (12 July), 48 (14 July), & 54 (21 July), if anyone is seeking information on those ops. ....Read More.Steve Brew on 4th December 2015 05:19:48

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