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Spitfire Vb R7195 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Spitfire Vb R7195



Vb 1508 EA MIII FF 1.....[TRUNCATED] More information in: AirHistory.org.uk Spitfire Site

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AIR81/7533Pilot Officer P L I Archer: injured; crashed at RAF Lympne on return from operational flight, enemy action, Spitfire R7195, 92 Squadron, 9 July 1941.C16756830

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Operation Jubilee Dieppe 19/8/194218/8/41 AR339 and AD415 both failed to Return 18.8.42 with Sgt AJ EDWARDS #1293878 PoW or Sgt HJM McDONNELL #1380301 killed (Runnymeade) - Though who was on which one I do not know - any ideas?? Damage to R7195 on 18.8.42 Cat B -- Sgt SG Jenssen safe on this occasion This would be the ' lost two a/c with another damaged cat B' and un-identified one in Franks Now onto the 19th I also have W3529 129 Sqn Dieppe Raid, damaged in air combat 19.8.42 and BL486 129 Sqn Dieppe Raid, damaged in air combat 19.8.42 (Cat B); I assume 1 of these was the mount of Sgt R.L. Reeves and BL486 could have happened on 20.8.42 ? Another damaged 129 machine on 19th is BL247 who forgot to lower undercarriage at Thorney Island at 0710 hrs after on returning from operations the pilot was F/O J.B. Shillitoe # 69479 (Cat A) Losses: BL934 and AB800 (F/O HG Jones and Sgt SG Jenssen) but who on what one, though we know Jenssen crashed near Rowlands Castle, which is actually in Hants nor West Sussex - As Jones on Runnymeade and Jenssen registered Chichester - This is 1 missing and 1 Cat E - The only slight issue I have is that I have Jenssen listed as being on AB800 (rather than BL934) ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 15th July 2008 10:26:22
Frank VID's Spitfire ID : R7195 or W3606 ?hello, In a recent Air-Britain magazine series of articles about the Spitfire Is, I found that Frank John VID, RCAF, C/86521, 501 Squadron, was killed on 24th March 1944 in Spitfire V R7195, a machine initially built as a Mk I. In "Fear Nothing" the History of No. 501 Squadron, author David WATKINS gives the Spitfire identity as W3606. Who's right ? TIA Joss ....Read More.jossleclercq on 2nd September 2008 01:23:15
Frank VID's Spitfire ID : R7195 or W3606 ?Hi, Air Britain for R7195: 92/Cv VB/ 129/66/501 - NFT 14.1.42 ATB Alex ....Read More.Alex Smart on 3rd September 2008 12:14:24
Frank VID's Spitfire ID : R7195 or W3606 ?Hi, From "Spitfire the History" R7195 1508 Holmwood I FF 10-3-41/6MU 12-3/ 92S 23-3/ RRH 7-4 con to FVB M45M/ 129S 17-4-42/ CG ops 18-8 ROS/ 66S 19-2-43 /VSM 24-5 fuel syst wing stiff & elev mods Mk III 1FF/ 501S 28-10 CAC ops 15-12 ROS. W3606 1895 CHA M45 /FF 19-7-41/39 MU 20-7/222S 24-8 CB ops 25-3-42/VSM 31-8 fuel syst mods/ 91S 28-12/ CAC ops 26-12/ 62S 10-6-43/ 602S 16-6/ CAC ops 4-9/ 501S 31-3-44/ FAAC 3-4 ROS/ 287S 17-1-45 SOC 8-9. W3817 1993 Wellingborough FF 23-8-41/ 8MU 27-8/ 92S 1-9/ 417S 6-2-42/ 242S 18-4/ 243S 6-6/ SAL 4-7/ 501S 9-11/ FAAC 24-3-44 /DeH recat E BBOC 25-8/ 17SFTS 7-10/ FACB 9-8-45/ SOC 18-9. Looks like Leendert has it with W 3817 ? Hope this is a help. Alex ....Read More.Alex Smart on 3rd September 2008 07:07:23
Frank VID's Spitfire ID : R7195 or W3606 ?hello, Thanks for your input. Author David WATKINS was, when the book was published in 1990, Air-Britain specialist for No. 501 Squadron. The recent series of articles (2007-2008) by Air-Britain about the Spitfire I production is more up-to-date than the book (1990). I was (I'm still) puzzled by the discrepancies, for I had Frank VID in my lists for years, without a serial number in front of his name. The plane was lost during a weather recce flight in the morning, the pilot being initially buried in Berck-sur-Mer. So far, I can't tell whether the crash occured inland or in the sea, VID's body being washed ashore at Berck. That was the case for many airmen who were buried in Berck. This cemetery was closed post-war, the bodies being transfered to other cemeteries, such as Etaples. VID being Canadian, he was transfered to the Calais Canadian War Cemetery. David WATKINS wrote : "In March the squadron also lost the popular Canadian, Warrant Officer Frankie Vid (W3606) during the weather recce between Gravelines and Abbeville. News of his burial at Berck was not received until two months later". In the appendix section of the same book, W3606 is stated as being quoted SD-E, arriving in the Squadron 30 31 March 1943 and suffering engine failure on 20 June 1944, P/O GROTTICK bellylanded. To No. 39 M.U. on 27 June. This is not matching in the main body of the book. The same appendix section duly records R7195, coded SD-E, arriving to the Squadron on 28 October 1943, but no date of loss or posting out. Spitfire W3817 may have been damaged, the category AC accident is not severe, either during that weather flight, or during another operation. No mention of this accident in the book. The appendix just adds that it was coded SD-O, arriving on 9 November 1943, to No. 6 M.U. on 15th september 1944. Only a check in the Squadron ORB would clarify this, or even an accident card at Hendon. So I think that indeed Frank VID lost his life in R7195, but I wanted to have your opinion about it. Joss ....Read More.jossleclercq on 4th September 2008 04:21:11
Frank VID's Spitfire ID : R7195 or W3606 ?Does Gifts of War have anything on R7195 'Holmwood I'? ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 9th September 2008 07:14:50
Frank VID's Spitfire ID : R7195 or W3606 ?Gifts says about R7195 "On 24th March 1944 the a/c was shot down over Le Torquet on a weather reconnaisance, P/O Frank John Vid C86521, aged 25, of Sudbury, Ontario being buried in Calais Canadian War Cemetery, Leubringhen." regards DaveW ....Read More.davew on 9th September 2008 10:50:20
421019 - Unaccounted airman - 19-10-1942 (Middle East)Hi Henk, not so much useful but SPitfire production list on the internet contains following list of Spitfires allocated to 92 SQ: K9793 K9951 K9953 K9998 L1009 L1014 L1077 L1080 N3032 N3040 N3106 N3113 N3125 N3167 N3192 N3193 N3194 N3229 N3248 N3249 N3250 N3265 N3266 N3268 N3283 N3285 N3286 N3287 N3290 N3291 P8532 P8537 P8538 P8640 P8700 P8747 P8784 P9316 P9367 P9368 P9370 P9371 P9372 P9373 P9374 P9433 P9434 P9445 P9454 P9462 P9464 P9513 P9542 P9544 P9548 R6596 R6597 R6613 R6616 R6622 R6624 R6642 R6703 R6721 R6760 R6761 R6767 R6770 R6771 R6776 R6777 R6833 R6833 R6838 R6882 R6888 R6890 R6890 R6897 R6904 R6908 R6919 R6922 R6923 R6924 R6960 R6965 R7158 R7161 R7192 R7195 R7218 R7219 R7334 R7346 W3120 W3124 W3128 W3137 W3168 W3179 W3181 W3182 W3183 W3212 W3233 W3234 W3238 W3245 W3253 W3264 W3265 W3308 W3312 W3314 W3319 W3320 W3324 W3326 W3330 W3331 W3375 W3381 W3403 W3409 W3410 W3439 W3444 W3459 W3562 W3568 W3576 W3599 W3656 W3657 W3709 W3710 W3762 W3817 W3895 X4024 X4037 X4038 X4051 X4062 X4069 X4106 X4106 X4257 X4272 X4272 X4279 X4342 X4356 X4412 X4417 X4418 X4419 X4422 X4425 X4427 X4476 X4478 X4480 X4484 X4485 X4487 X4551 X4552 X4553 X4555 X4556 X4557 X4591 X4605 X4606 X4607 X4614 X4616 X4618 X4656 X4719 X4779 X4780 X4781 X4783 X4819 X4847 AA745 AA751 AA753 AA852 AA911 AB779 AB797 AB847 AB910 AB915 AB935 AD111 AD125 AD255 AD293 AD302 AD316 AD319 AD322 AD505 AD577 BL298 BL302 BL322 BL328 BM327 BR171 BR467 BR474 BR475 BR492 BR494 BR515 BR518 ES212 JF298 JF353 JF467 JF964 JK462 JL388 MT715 PT790 So if anyone will be not able to provide you particular serial you can make your try and check each of these serials which may fit - I suppose it will be not so many as some of them will be so old (Kxxxx) and some of the last so new to fit the date. Pavel ....Read More.CZ_RAF on 24th November 2009 10:47:33
Spitfire, 129 Sqn, 12 November 1942R7195 Vb 129 Sqn Grimsetter 1710 hrs. Cat Ac. Training. Heavy landing which collapsed port leg. Went round again and belly landed. Sgt N.E.Rushmere 1331676. Also on Oct 17, 1942 EN866 Vb 129 Sqn Grimsetter 1200 hrs. Cat Ac. Landed with drift, swung off runway tipped onto nose. Sgt S.A.Rushmere 1321676. Although there are differences in these records (initials and service No) I guess misreading of records and one of the same pilot. Regards, Ian ....Read More.ian94avenge on 11th April 2013 06:20:01


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