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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

comments

BK137

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF.

BK142

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 426 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'OW*A'.  Bombed Wilhelmshaven February 19/20, 1943.

BK144

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 424 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "QB*V".

BK154

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "NA*V".

BK155

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "NA*B".

BK156

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'NA*Q'.

BK162

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 429 (B) Squadron, RCAF at East Moor, UK, coded 'AL*B'.  Flew at least 16 missions with this unit, starting with mining operation to Tershelling on 21 January 1943.  Damaged by flak over Duisburg on 26 March 1943, landed at Coltishall.  Bombed Frankfurt April 10/11, 1943.  Failed to return from attack on Pilsen (or Mannheim?), 16 / 17 April 1943.  Hit by light flak at 12,000 feet near Reims, then attacked by night fighter.  Crashed at 02:15 local 8 kilometres south-east of Soissons, France.  5 crew were killed and one evaded.  This was last Wellington III lost by 429 Squadron, and last Main Force bombing mission loss of a Wellington III.

BK163

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 429 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "AL*H".  First operational mission was a search over water on 21 January 1943.  Lost without a trace on mission to Lorient on 26 January 1943.  5 crew killed, including pilot Sgt. L.L. Rodgers, RAAF.  First 429 (B) Squadron Wellington loss on bombing mission .

BK164

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'ZL*E'.  Mining operation January 2/3,1943, first squadron operation under 6 Group control.  Pilot was W/C D. Burnside, returned without dropping mine due to poor weather.  Flew operation to Lorient January 15/16, 1943.  Attack at Essen March 12/13, 1943, hit by flak, 1 killed.  Aircraft returned to base, surviving crew awarded a CGM, a bar to a DFC, and other medals.

BK165

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 426 (B) Squadron, RCAF at Dishforth, UK, coded 'OW*F'.  Failed to return from mission to attack Lorient harbour on 14/15 January 1943, no survivors.  Believed to have been hit by flak over target, crashed at sea.  Bodies never found.

BK235

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 420 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'PT*T'.  Bombed Lorient February 7/8, 1943.  Engaged by enemy aircraft on this mission, no damage or claim.

BK268

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 419 (B) Squadron, RCAF.  With No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "ZL*C".  Carried out mining sortie to Frisian Islands 21/22 January 1943 with this unit, returned without dropping mine as they could not find pinpoint.  With 427 Squadron when lost.  Crashed on landing at Woolfax Lodge after raid on Cologne on 27 February 1943.  Witness reported one engine on fire before crash.  5 killed, 1 survivor.

BK295

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 420 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'PT*H'.

BK296

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 420 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'PT*J'.  Failed to return from mining operation to the Frisian Islands on 13/14 March 1943, lost without a trace, no survivors.

BK297

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 420 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'PT*U'.

BK308

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 425 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'KW*G' (or C?).

BK330

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 420 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'PT*K'.  Flew mission to bomb Norden in daylight January 15, 1943.  Returned to base, port engine was u/s.  Flew mission to attack Essen in daylight January 23, 1943, slight flak damage.  Failed to return from mission to Lorient on 13/14 February 1943, crashed in target area, no survivors.

BK331

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 420 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'PT*W'.  Flew mission to bomb Norden in daylight January 15, 1943 slight flak damage.

BK332

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 425 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'KW*O'.

BK333

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 425 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'KW*N'.

BK334

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 425 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'KW*V'.  Bombed Oldenburg in daylight, 30 January 1943.  NOTE: records seems confused between this aircraft and BK344 (which see):  possibly lost on 3/4 March 1943 on operations, crashed near Schenfeld, Germany, no survivors.

BK337

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "NA*D".  Also with No. 425 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "KW*P".

BK340

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 425 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'KW*T'.  Failed to return from attack at Essen on 12/13 March 1943, shot down by a night fighter,  all crew POW.

BK341

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 426 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'OW*N'.  Returned to base after enemy fighter attack by single engine aircraft on 16/17 April 1943.  No damage, but would have been late over target so returned early.  Reported by some sources as returning from raid on Pilsen that night, but more likely was returning from raid on Mannheim.

BK343

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'ZL*V'.  Flew mining operation to the Frisian islands January 09/10, 1943, returned early due to bad weather.  Flew operation to Lorient January 15/16, 1943.  Bombed St. Nazaire docks on 28 February / 1 March 1943, landed at Tangmere on return due to bad weather.  Also reported as crashed at sea on this mission?

BK344

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 425 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'KW*B'.  Flew attack at Oldenburg in daylight January 30, 1943, returned early due to lack of cloud cover.  Possibly lost on 3/4 March 1943 during attack on Hamburg, see also BK334.

BK348

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 424 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'QB*J' and 'QB*K'.  Probably coded "J" when failed to return from attack at Essen on 12 / 13 March 1943.  All crew were killed.  Crashed on the north bank of the Waal, 4 kilometres east-north-east of Tiel, near Echteld or Gelderland, Holland.

BK364

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF at Croft, coded 'ZL*K'.  Failed to return from operation to Lorient on 15/16 January 1943, no survivors.  This was 427's first mission since reforming as a bomber unit.

BK365

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 420 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'PT*L'.  Flew operation to Lorient January 15/16, 1943.  Landed at Tangemere on return due to bad weather.  Flew mission to attack Essen in daylight January 23, 1943.  Attacked railway station from 100 feet, and shot up train.

BK389

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'ZL*L'.  Flew mining mission January 2/3,1943, hit by flak resulting in a one foot square hole in the starboard wing.  This was first squadron operation under 6 Group control.  Failed to return from attack at Oldenburg in daylight on 30 January 1943, lost without a trace, no survivors.

BK398

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 424 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'QB*W'.  Flew operation to Lorient 15/16 January 1943.  Landed at Tangmere on return,. Due to bad weather.  Bombed Oldenburg in daylight 30 January 1943.  Bombed Lorient 7/8 February 1943.  Attacked by fighter, no damage.

BK401

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 425 (B) Squadron, RCAF at Dishforth, coded 'KW*B'.  Served with No. 426 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'OW*M' when lost without a trace.  Failed to return from attack on Essen on 5/6 March 1943, no survivors.

BK429

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 429 (B) Squadron, RCAF at East Moor, coded 'AL*Q'.  Bombed Wilhelmshaven on 19 February 1943.  Mining operation to Nectarine 2 area on 25 February 1943, and to Nectarine 1 on 27 February 1943.  Bombed St. Nazarine on 28 February 1943.  Mission to Nectarine 1 on 2 March 1943, brought mines back due to bad weather.  Bombed Hamburg on 3 March 1943.  Mining to Nectarine 2 on 7 March 1943.  Failed to return from mission on 9/10 March 1943, no survivors.  Reported as raid on Munich and as mining in Carrot area.

BK432

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 429 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'AL*S'.  Lost on mining operation to Tershelling in the Frisian Islands (Nectarines area) on 21/22 January 1943, hit by flak and crashed into the sea off the coast of Holland at Roptazijl (north of Helingen), no survivors.  Crew was RNZAF pilot and all others RAF.  This was 429 (B) Squadron's first operation, one of three aircraft dispatched lost, one failed to find target.

BK435

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 424 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'QB*U', in the UK.  Failed to return from mining operation to the Frisian Islands on 20 / 21 February 1943, shot down by Oblt Rudolf Sigmund of IV/NJG I into the North Sea, all were killed.  Reported shot down at 19:46 local, 50 kilometres north of Texel.  Crew was one RNZAF, 2 RCAF and 2 RAF.

BK436

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 424 (B) Squadron, RCAF at Topcliffe, coded 'QB*P'.  Hit by flak during attack on the dock area of Lorient, 29 / 30 January 1943.  Became lost after radio failed on return flight.  Crew all bailed out safely when the fuel was exhausted, with the plane crashing near Winterslow, Wiltshire (about 4 miles ENE of Salisbury) ,UK.  Most of the crew later served on Wellington HE159, also "QB*P" (which see).

BK440

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 426 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'OW*V'.  Flew attack at Wilhelmshaven February 24/25, 1943.  Attacked 5 times by Ju 88, large hole in fuselage.  Flew attack at Essen March 12/13, 1943.  Attacked by fighter, no damage.  Flew attack on Kiel April 4/5, 1943.  Attacked by single engine fighter, no damage.

BK468

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 420 (B) Squadron, RCAF at Middleton St. George, coded 'PT*R'.  Failed to return from attack at Cologne on 26/27 February 1943.  All 5 crew were killed.

BK490

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 424 (B) Squadron, RCAF.

BK499

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 429 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'AL*J'.  Flew mining operation to the Frisian islands January 21/22, 1943.  Brought mines back, couldn't locate aiming point.  Bombed Wilhelmshaven on 19 February 1943.  Bombed Cologne on 26 February 1943.  Mining operation to Nectarine 1 area on 27 February 1943.  Bombed St. Nazarine on 28 February 1943.  Mining operation to Nectarine on 2 March 1943.  Bombed Hamburg on 3 March 1943.  Bombed Essen on 12 March 1943.  Completed this mission despite mid-air collision, landed at East Streathan on return.

BK505

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 426 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'OW*F'.  Bombed Lorient January 14/15, 1943.  Landed at Moreton-on-Marsh on return.  Flew attack at Oldenburg in daylight January 30, 1943.  Returned early due to lack of cloud cover, having reached 54:08N - 44:00E at 15:58 UK time.

BK539

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 425 (B) Squadron, RCAF at Dishforth, coded 'KW*S'.  Flew mining operation to the Frisian islands January 09/10, 1943.  Landed at Topcliffe on return, due to bad weather.

BK540

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 429 (B) Squadron, RCAF at East Moor, coded 'AL*C' when lost.  Bombed Lorient on 26 January 1943.  Bombed Wilhelmshaven on 19 February 1943.  Bombed Cologne on 26 February 1943.  Returned early from mission to St. Nazarine on 28 February 1943, due to electrical fire in bomb bay.  Landed at Abington.  Bombed Essen on 5 March 1943.  Mining operation to Nectarine 1 on 7 March 1943.  Mining operation to Trefoil on 22 March 1943.  Bombed Duisburg on 26 March 1943.  Bombed St. Nazaire on 28 March 1943.  Failed to return from attack on Berlin on 29/30 March 1943.  Last reported position was 53:33N - 01:40E at 20:43 UK time.  All 5 crew were killed.

BK542

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 426 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'OW*L'.  Flew mission to attack Lorient January 14/15, 1943.  Landed at Moreton-in-the-Marsh on return.

BK557

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 425 (B) Squadron, RCAF, at Dishforth, coded 'KW*S'.  Lost on mission to Hamburg on 9/10 November 1942, possibly brought down by flak west of target.  Claimed by 8 Flak Division.  Five crew killed, one PoW.  Crashed near Bad Zwischenahn, 14 kilometres west-north-west of Oldenburg, Germany, at 21:35 local time.

BK558

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 427 (B) Squadron, RCAF.

BK560

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 424 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "QB*C".

BK562

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded "NA*E".

BK563

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'NA*C'.

BK564

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 428 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'NA*R'.  Failed to return from attack on Bochum / Berlin on 29/30 March 1943.   Crashed near Gelsenkirchen, 4 crew were killed and 1 POW.

BK593

Vickers

Vickers, Chester

Wellington

B. Mk. III

Served with No. 425 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded 'KW*S'.

BL236

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 15 June 1942, left this unit by 26 July 1942.

BL242

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 28 January 1942.  Part of Rear Support Wing for Circus 112A on 8 March 1942.  Category AC damage on operations, 9 March 1942.  Had left this unit when it crashed on 10 April 1942.

BL245

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 4 February 1942.  With No. 412 (F) Squadron, coded "VZ*V", when it took part in attacks on E-boats in English Channel on 15 March 1942.

BL258

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Named "Canadian Pacific".  To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 30 June to 5 August 1942.  To No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 12 February 1943.  Category B damage in flying accident with this Squadron on 7 March 1943.  To No. 441 Squadron, RCAF for training, 5 to 30 March 1944.  Survived the war, scrapped in September 1945.

BL259

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 23 November 1941.  Damaged in a flying accident on 15 May 1942, repaired on site.  Left this unit by 16 March 1943.

BL295

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 14 February 1942.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 6 April 1942.  Left this unit by 15 July 1942.  Written off on 16 December 1942, while with 165 Squadron, RAF.

BL300

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery. With No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF when it was damaged in a forced landing at Wellingore at 16:15 on 15 April 1942, after running out of fuel.  Hit a shelter while attempting to land.  F/Sgt. A.S. Porter was injured, and returned to Canada.  Aircraft later declared Category E and struck off.

BL304

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

LF Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 23 March 1942, left by May 1942.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 8 September 1942.  To No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 31 January 1943, left by July 1943.  To French AF on 19 January 1945.

BL319

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 443 Squadron, RCAF for training, February and March 1944.

BL328

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 6 February 1942.  Category B damage in a flying accident on 20 February 1942.  Left this unit by April 1942.

BL329

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

LF Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron on 14 August 1943.  Left this unit by March 1944.  To French AF on 29 January 1945.

BL334

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 18 May 1942, left this unit by September 1942.

BL336

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Reported on charge with No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF, used by W/C R.S. Tuck as his personal aircraft, coded "RS*T".  Shot down late afternoon of 28 January 1942 (?) on Rhubarb, W/C Tuck POW.  Other sources report this aircraft on the books of 124 Squadron, RAF when lost.

BL337

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Used by No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 22 November 1942, coded "KH*K".  Written off after colliding with Spitfire AD273 of the same unit during a scramble on 12 February 1943.  Crashed near Clacton, UK.

BL339

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 421 Squadron, RCAF on 21 November 1942.  to No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 3 February 1943.  Category AC damage in a flying accident on 3 April 1943, repaired on site.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 25 May 1943.  To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 1 June 1943.  Destroyed on 3 August 1943 when it dove into the ground near Underhill Farm, Buckland.  Suddenly dove from low altitude during a training mission.  Flying Officer Ralph Balkwill Delbridge killed.

BL347

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 20 April 1943, left this unit by January 1944.

BL365

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No.403 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 16 July 1942.  Category AC damage in a flying accident on 25 May 1943, repaired on site.  To No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 17 July 1943, left this unit by September 1943.

BL368

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 1 March 1942, left this unit by July 1942.  To USAAF in May 1944.  Survived the war, to Portuguese AF on 15 December 1947.

BL385

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 30 June 1942, left this unit by 17 April 1943.

BL415

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF briefly in June 1943.  to No. 441 Squadron, RCAF for training on 27 February 1944, left this unit by May 1944.

BL416

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 10 April 1942.  To No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 8 May 1942.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 3 February 1943.  Left this unit by April 1943.

BL418

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 26 March 1943.  Category AC damage in a flying accident on 18 October 1943, repaired on site.  Left this unit by November 1943.

BL419

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 17 March 1943.  Category AC damage in a flying accident, left this unit for repairs by May 1942.

BL422

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 16 September 1943.  Shot down by Fw 190 during Ramrod 233 on 20 September 1943.  Came down north-west of Courtrai (now (Kortrijk), Holland.  F/L A. Haw, AFM POW.

BL425

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 29 June 1943, left this unit by November 1943.

BL430

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery in January 1942.  Reported with No. 416 Squadron, RCAF, not confirmed.  With No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 7 June 1943.  Shot down by Bf 109s in the afternoon of 10 June 1943, during Ramrod mission in Schipol area.  F/O W.H. Jacobs killed.

BL434

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 417 (F) Squadron on 14 February 1942, left this unit by 28 March 1942.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 6 April 1942.  Category B damage on operations, 19 June 1942.  Left this unit shortly after.  Later became Seafire NX986.

BL435

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 22 August 1942, left this unit by 25 September 1942.

BL437

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery in December 1943.  To No. 407 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 23 March 1943.  to No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 16 September 1943, left this unit by 17 October 1943.

BL439

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery in January 1942.  To No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 3 February 1943, left this unit by 19 April 1943.  Reported with No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF, not confirmed.

BL450

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery in December 1941.  Used by No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 26 September 1942, coded "AU*M".  Category AC damage in a flying accident on 9 October 1942, repaired on site.  Left this unit by 13 January 1943.

BL464

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron on 27 March 1942.  Used in Operation Oyster on 6 December 1942.  Left this unit by 26 July 1943.  To No. 414 Squadron, RCAF on 3 August 1944, left this unit by 28 September 1944.

BL465

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 31 December 1941, left this unit by 22 January 1942.

BL466

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 31 December 1941.  Damaged in a flying accident on 7 February 1942.  Declared Category E on 20 May 1942, written off.

BL468

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery in December 1941.  Merlin 45M engine installed in June 1943.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 29 June 1943, left this unit by 3 November 1943..

BL471

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 10 January 1942.  With No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF when shot down by Fw 190s of JG26 during Circus 116B, near Abbeville, on 24 March 1942.  S/L J.D. Morrison killed.

BL486

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

LF Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 7 September 1942.  Left this unit by 21 October 1942.  to No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 31 January 1943, after fuel system modifications.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 23 May 1943.  To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 14 June 1943, left this unit by 10 August 1943.

BL492

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery. To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 18 May 1942.  Category AC damage on operations, 4 September 1942, repaired on site.  Left this unit by 9 December 1942.

BL493

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 2 April 1942, left this unit by 8 July 1942.

BL496

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 5 June 1942, left this unit by 29 August 1942.

BL499

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF in 1942.  Crashed into sea off Selsey Bill on 27 June 1942, possibly after colliding with Spitfire BL893.

BL516

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

LF Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 26 June 1944, left this unit by 19 October 1944.

BL532

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 28 August 1943.  Shot down by Fw 190 of JG26 in afternoon of 4 September 1943 during Ramrod 531.  F/O D.F. Prentice bailed out over Channel off Le Touquet, rescued by Walrus.

BL538

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 401 (F) Squadron on 13 February 1942.  Part of Close Escort for Circus 112b on 8 March 1942.  Category E damage in a flying accident on 9 March 1942, struck off on 31 March 1942.

BL542

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 7 June 1942.  Shot down by Fw 190s during Operation Jubilee (raid on Dieppe) on 19 August 1942.  P/O D. Linton killed.  NOTE: some sources identify this aircraft as BL452, but this serial was not used.

BL547

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Conflicting records: noted as destroyed in landing collision at Heston on 10 November 1942 while with 302 Squadron RAF; also noted with No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF during Ramrod 312 on 11 November 1943.

BL575

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 16 July 1942.  Category AC damage on operations 17 October 1942, repaired on site.  Shot down by flak from Berck sur Mer during Rhubarb in the afternoon of 23 or 24 October 1942.  P/O J. Moul bailed out, POW.

BL578

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 10 June 1943.  Category AC damage in a flying accident on 5 July 1943, repaired on site.  Left this unit by 30 September 1943.

BL587

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 28 March 1942.  Reported lost over Dieppe during Operation Jubilee on 19 August 1942.  F/Sgt. W.F. Aldcorn rescued from channel.  Some confusion on this serial, may have still been with 412 Squadron in 1943?

BL589

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF at RAF Wellingore on 26 April 1942.  Claimed a probable Fw 190 on 26 July 1942, flown by P/O G.G. Davidson of Brantford, Ontario.  Operated over Dieppe by this pilot on 18 August 1942, part of Operation Jubilee.  To No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 31 January 1943.  Undercarriage collapsed on landing at Kenley, Surrey on 24 February 1943, Category AC damage.  Back with squadron by 16 March 1943.  Repaired on site 14 May 1943, no details.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 26 May 1943.  To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 16 April 1943, coded "YO*Q".  Reported as named "Corps of Imperial Frontiersmen", but this appears to be in error (see BL598).  Left this unit on 10 August 1943.

BL590

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  With No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 26 January 1942.  Lost when shot down by Fw 190s of JG26 near Calais on 17 April 1942, during Circus 129.  Ditched in Channel, F/S Messum rescued.

BL592

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 10 August 1943, left this unit by 19 June 1944.

BL598

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  With No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 13 February 1942.  Named "Corps of Imperial Frontiersmen" on 3 April 1942.  First aircraft to carry this name, named in response to funds raised by the Edmonton, Alberta chapter of the Corps.  Part of close escort for Circus 112b on 8 March 1942.  Category AC damage on 13 March 1942.  Lost on its 19th operation on 28 April 1942.  Was part of the Rear Support Wing for Circus 144 to St,. Omar, France, probably shot down by Fw 190s, crashed south of Dunkirk.  P/O J.A. Ferguson POW.

BL600

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 28 August 1943, left this unit by 24 May 1944.

BL625

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  With No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF in early 1942.  Category B damage in a flying accident on 26 January 1942.  Left this unit by 5 February 1942.

BL628

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF at Gravesend, UK in February 1942.  Coded "YO*D".  Flown by G.B. Murray, who named the aircraft "Marion" after his girlfriend.  Credited with two Fw 190s damaged and one destroyed.  Left this unit by August 1942.  Flew over 100 operations by this pilot up to August 1942.  Left this unit by 5 August 1942.  Several subsequent users, including USAAF and RN.  Restored in Australia 1977 to 1991, using parts of other aircraft.  To UK in 1991 for further work, registered as G-BTNN.  First flight, in Australia, on 29 September 2007, as VH-FVB.  Restored in 401 Squadron markings.

BL632

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 20 April 1942.  Category B damage in a flying accident on 18 January 1943.  To No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 31 January 1943, left this unit by 29 April 1943.  Back to 412 Squadron on 29 June 1943, left by October 1943.

BL638

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 28 January 1942.  Category B damage on operations on 24 March 1942.  Left this unit by 10 October 1942.

BL643

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  With No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 28 January 1942.  Shot down by Fw 190s near Gravelines on 12 April 1942.  Was part of Rear Support B wing for Circus 122.  Sgt. S.G. Napier killed.

BL655

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron on 24 March 1942.  Category AC damage in a flying accident on 3 April 1942, repaired on site.  Left this unit by 15 July 1942.  Back to No. 416 Squadron on 11 June 1943.  Crashed near Digby, UK on 1 July 1943, written off.

BL657

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron 15 February 1942.  With No. 412 (F) Squadron, coded "VZ*R", when it took part in attacks on E-boats in English Channel on 15 March 1942.  Written off 26 April 1942, not clear if still with 412 Squadron at this time.

BL658

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Conflicting reports of fate of this aircraft.  To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 15 March 1942, reported lost on operations 24 March 1942.  BUT also reported with 111 Squadron, RAF in August 1942.  AND to No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 13 March 1943, coded "AU*Y".  Destroyed in crash on take off on operations, April 1943.  Pilot F/O H.M. Rogers died instantly.

BL659

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  With No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF when it nosed over while landing in strong winds at Wansford on 10 April 1942.  Pilot F/Sgt. A. S. Porter not injured.

BL661

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 8 February 1942.  Shot down by JG26 over France on 8 March 1942, W/C A. Eyre DFC POW.  Also reported with 121 Squadron, RAF on this date, both units were under command of W/C Eyre.

BL667

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 1 March 1942, left this unit by July 1942.  Destroyed on operations August 1942.

BL669

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 1 April 1942.  to No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 8 May 1942.  Category AC damage in a flying accident on 10 September 1942, repaired on site.  Left this unit by July 1943.

BL677

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 2 April 1942, left this unit by May 1942.

BL685

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Named "Brastagi".  To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 14 February 1942, coded "YO*P".  Part of close escort for Circus 112b on 8 March 1942.  Category B damage on operations 13 March 1942.  To de Havilland for repairs.  Eventually shipped to Russia in March1943.

BL686

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 26 May 1943.  to No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 4 September 1943.  Left this unit by October 1943.

BL696

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 13 December 1942.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 23 January 1943.  Left this unit by October 1943.

BL698

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 2 May 1942.  Left this unit by July 1942.

BL707

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  With No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 13 February 1942, coded "KH*Y".  Lost on operations on 2 June 1942.  Had 68:45 logged time when lost.

BL708

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF early 1942.  Took part in Circus 112b on 8 March 1942 with this unit.  With No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF when lost in a mid-air with Spitfire AB978, also 403 Sdn., over Channel on 25 April 1942 during Circus 137.  F/O N. Dick rescued.  Also reported as crashed at base returning from this mission, also reported with 401 Squadron when lost.  Possibly some confusion between different aircraft on this mission?

BL712

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

LF Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 16 January 1943.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 3 February 1943.  Left this unit by April 1943.

BL723

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 5 March 1942.  Damaged on operations 19 April 1942.  Later declared Category E and scrapped.  Also reported with 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on this last mission.

BL726

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 14 March1942.  Damaged on operations 15 April 1942.  Left this unit by June 1942.  Later converted to Seafire NX885.

BL727

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 4 July 1943, left this unit by October 1943.

BL734

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 7 March 1942, left this unit by July 1942.

BL735

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  With No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 3 May 1942.  to No. 402 Squadron, RCAF on 25 March 1943.  Left this unit by May 1943.

BL749

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Reported with No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF.

BL750

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery. To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 4 April 1942.  To No. 411 Squadron, RCAF on 6 April 1942.  Category AC damage in a flying accident on 14 August 1942.  Left this unit by October 1942.

BL752

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  May have been with an RCAF Squadron (402?)  when destroyed in an accident on the airfield while parked on 15 March 1942.

BL753

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Used by No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 6 April 1942, coded "YO*H".  Category AC damage on operations on 14 June 1942, repaired on site.  Left this unit by august 1942.

BL756

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Used by No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 2 May 1942, coded "YO*G".  Category AC damage in a flying accident on 2 July 1942.  Left this unit by September 1942.

BL759

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 1 March 1942.  Left this unit by July 1942.

BL763

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 10 November 1942.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 3 February 1943.  Left this unit by April 1943.

BL765

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 12 October 1943.  Lost during Circus 242 on afternoon of 12 December 1943.  Shot down by Fw 190s near Etretat.  Had 247:00 logged time when lost.  F/O S.W. Pearce killed.

BL767

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 17 June 1944, left this unit by July 1944.

BL772

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 5 March 1942.  To No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 8 May 1942, coded "AU*S".  Category B damage in a flying accident on 5 June 1942.  Scored this unit's first victory on 6 July 1942, when F/L G. D. Robertson damaged a Bf 109 over the Channel.  Operating from Fairwood Common at that time.  Left this unit by October 1942.

BL773

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 29 June 1943.  Coded "VZ*C".  Regular aircraft of F/S (later F/L) F.H. Richards.  Survived the war, converted to drone in 1948.

BL778

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 1 March 1942.  Category B damage in a flying accident on 6 May 1942.  Left this unit by August 1942.

BL779

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 1 March 1942.  May have been lost on operations on 4 April 1942, can't confirm.  Also reported as crashed in the UK on 27 April 1942, after oxygen problems, killing F/O A. Walker.

BL780

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 14 February 1942.  Category AC damage in a flying accident on 5 May 1942, repaired on site.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 27 February 1943.  to No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 21 March 1943.  Left this unit by October 1943.

BL782

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF 14 March 1942, coded "YO*Z".  Collided with BM650, same unit, over France during Circus 199 on 13 July 1942.  Had 167:30 logged time when lost.  Both aircraft crashed in the Somme Estuary, both pilots killed, including F/Sgt. F.A. Duff in this aircraft.

BL784

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 31 March 1943.  Shot down by Fw 190 near Le Crotoy, on Circus 137 to rail yards at Abbeville on 25 April 1943.  P/O/ J.A. MacCague POW.

BL797

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Possibly a typo, this serial number never assigned.  Reported with No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF 1941/42, coded "YO*X".

BL804

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 7 March 1942.  Category B damage in a flying accident on 25 June 1942, repaired on site.  Written off after a flying accident on 28 February 1943.

BL808

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 7 March 1942.  Category B damage in a flying accident on 25 June 1942.  Left this unit by November 1942.  To Russia in March 1943.

BL812

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Named "Lichfield".  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 30 April 1942, left this unit by September 1942.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 14 November 1942.  Shot down on 3 (or 6?) February 1943 by Fw 190s, over St. Omar while number 4 aircraft in Blue section.  F/O G.D. Gofton POW.

BL820

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 16 April 1942.  Shot down on 6 May 1942 in the afternoon of 6 May 1942, during Rhubarb to Goderville area.  Hit by flak while attacking train near Etretat.  Had 64:50 logged time.  Sgt. W.D. Pagen killed.

BL821

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 443 (F) Squadron, RCAF for training, on 27 February 1944.  Left this unit next month.

BL823

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF in early 1942.  Category B damage in a flying accident on 7 March 1942.   Left this unit by April 1942.

BL825

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 18 June 1942.  Lost off Boulogne on 19 July 1942, during a Low Ramrod to Chocques and Marzingarbe, also noted as "special operation".  Shot down by Fw190s.  F/O L. Warner killed.

BL826

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 16 January 1943.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 23 May 1943.  To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 1 June 1943.  Category B damage in combat on 29 July 1943.  Left this unit by December 1943.

BL829

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 7 May 1942, coded "YO*C".  Left this unit by September 1942.

BL830

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 442 (F) Squadron, RCAF for training on 27 February 1944.  Left this unit by 30 March 1944.

BL832

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Named "Eleanor".  Used by No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 14 March 1942, coded "YO*Q".  Left this unit by August 1942.

BL849

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 5 March 1942.  To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 6 May 1942, coded "YO*S".  Lost during Circus 188 to Le Havre on 5 June 1943.  Shot down by Fw190s near Abbeville.  Had 113:45 logged time when lost.  P/O S.F. Smither killed.

BL850

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 9 March 1942, left this unit by May 1942.

BL851

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 1 March 1942.  Category AC damage on operations on 15 April 1942.  To Scottish Aviation for installation of Merlin 55M engine, summer of 1942.  To NO. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 23 September 1942.  Category B damage in a flying accident on 27 October 1942, repaired on site.  To NO. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 25 March 1943, left this unit by June 1943.  To NO. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF, from 19 Squadron, RAF, on 29 June 1943.  Left this unit by August 1943.

BL852

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 9 March 1942, left this unit by May 1942.  To NO. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 21 August 1942.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 3 June 1943, left this unit within 4 days.

BL859

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 25 July 1942.  Destroyed on 5 September (or August?) 1942, collided with Spitfire AA868 from the same Squadron.

BL887

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 17 March 1942.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 6 April 1942.  Scored this unit's first victory, an He 111 damaged NE of Peterhead on 27 May 1942, by FS J. Moul.  Left this unit by September 1942.

BL896

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 15 March 1942.  Shot down by Fw190s near Abbeville on 8 November 1942, during Circus 235.  Sgt. C.A. Davis killed.

BL897

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 31 March 1942.  Category B damage in a flying accident on 26 August 1942, repaired on site.  To NO. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 9 February 1943.  Category AC damage on operations 13 February 1943, repaired on site.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 19 February 1943.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 23 March 1943.  To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 14 August 1943.  Category B damage in a flying accident on 21 February 1944.  Left this unit by December 1944.

BL900

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Named "The Canadian Policeman".  To No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 8 April 1942.  Category B damage in a flying accident on 4 May 1942, struck off one week later.

BL904

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Allocated to No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF.  Category AC damage on ferry flight to this unit on1 March 1942.  No record it actually served with an RCAF unit.

BL920

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 5 March 1942, left this unit by July 1942.

BL921

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 9 March 1942.  Destroyed when struck by Spitfire AD200 of 501 Squadron while parked at Ibsley, on 26 April 1942.

BL922

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 29 January 1943.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 23 March 1943, left this unit by May 1943.

BL928

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 16 July 1942.  Struck on take off by Spitfire BM419 on 7 November 1942.  Left this unit by May 1943.

BL929

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 14 March 1942.  Damaged in mid-air collision on 27 May 1942 at Fairford Common.  Originally Category E, revised to Category B and repaired.  Left this unit by March 1943.

BL932

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 417 (F) Squadron on 15 March 1942.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 6 April 1942, left this unit by July 1942.

BL937

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 6 April 1942, left this unit by July 1942.

BL941

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 18 May 1942.  Category AC damage in a flying accident on 29 June 1942, repaired on site.  Left this unit shortly after.  (NOTE:  this accident may have occurred after aircraft left 411?)  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 29 June 1943, left this unit by August 1943.

BL957

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 9 March 1942, left this unit by May 1942.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 10 July 1943, left this unit by October 1943.

BL965

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 27 January 1943.  Category B damage in a flying accident on 2 February 1943.  Left this unit by May 1943.

BL966

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 14 March 1942, left this unit by April 1942.

BL969

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To no. 407 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 5 June 1944.  Lost on operations on 22 June 1944, shot down by Allied anti-aircraft fire over beach head.  P/O N.P. Murphy safe.

BL971

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 20 November 1942.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 3 February 1943.  Left this unit by April 1943.

BL972

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 15 March 1942.  Category AC damage on operations 26 July 1942, repaired on site.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 23 May 1943.  To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 1 June 1943.  Category B damage on operations, afternoon of 15 July 1943.  Combat with Bf109s in Somme area.  Repaired on site.  Left this unit by March 1944.

BL979

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 13 March 1943, coded "YO*X".  Left this unit by July 1943.

BL980

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 3 March 1942.  Failed to return from early morning convoy patrol off Skagness on 6 May 1942.  Sgt. G.P. Cushing killed.

BL981

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 9 March 1942, left this unit by 29 March 1942.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 23 September 1942.  Category E damage in a flying accident on 1 November 1942, repaired on site.  Still with this unit on 6 December 1942, when it was part of the fighter support for Operation Oyster (attack on the Phillips factory in Eindhoven, Holland).  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 25 March 1943, left this unit by April 1943.  Survived the war, to Portuguese AF in 1947.

BL989

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 8 March 1943.  Lost on 29 March 1943, ditched in Bristol Channel after engine failure during a convoy patrol.  F/Sgt. Elliot rescued.

BL992

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 8 March 1942.  Category B damage in a flying accident on 17 March 1942.  Left this unit for repairs.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 23 September 1942.  Took part in Operation Oyster (bomber attack on Phillips factory in Eindhoven, Holland) on 6 December 1942.  Category B damage in a flying accident on 5 April 1943.  Left this unit for repairs.

BL994

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Named "Nigeria".  Reported to No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 13 March 1942, also to 601 Squadron, RAF on same date?

BM113

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 441 (F) Squadron, RCAF for training purposes, 27 February 1944.  Left this unit by July 1944.

BM121

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 22 May 1942.  Category AC damage on 11 June 1942, when this aircraft swung off flare path and struck Spitfire AB267 on the ground.  Left this unit by October 1942.

BM123

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  With No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 14 March 1942.  Lost after a collision with Spitfire AA834, also 403 Sdn., near Le Tourqet on 27 April 1942.  S/L C.N.S. Campbell POW.  Had 40:33 logged time when struck off.

BM124

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 26 June 1944, left this unit by August 1944.

BM128

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To no. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 16 July 1942.  Lost on Circus 258 on 3 February 1943, in combat with JG26 over France.  Conflicting information on pilot: F/O J. Rainville was rescued from Channel on this date, may have been in this aircraft or BM325 (which see).

BM133

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 11 June 1942, left this unit by July 1942.

BM134

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Used by No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 2 May 1942, coded "AE*F".  Undercarriage collapsed on takeoff from Redhill on 22 June 1942.  Classified as Category E (destroyed), but later revised to Category B and repaired.  Had 63:25 logged time when damaged.  Survived the war, struck off in 19446.

BM135

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 24 May 1942, left this unit by August 1942.

BM136

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 16 July 1942, left this unit by January 1943.

BM142

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  With No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 14 March 1942.  Shot down by fighters of JG 26while providing escort to Air-Sea Rescue operation north-west of Dunkirk on 25 July 1942.  P/O J.F. Stokes KIA.

BM146

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  With No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 14 March 1942.  Shot down by fighters of JG26 near Guines, on a Rodeo mission on 14 April 1942.  F/L C.P.J. Wood, DFC killed.  Had 40:50 logged time when lost.

BM150

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  With No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 2 May 1942.  Shot down by an Fw 190 off Ambleteuse on 17 May 1942.  F/Sgt. Innes broke a leg in bale out, rescued from Channel.  Was part of the High Cover Wing for Ramrod 33.

BM152

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

LF Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 30 August 1943.  Lost during Ramrod mission to Conches on 27 September 1943, shot down by Fw190s.  Sgt. R.E. Crewe killed.

BM155

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Named "Joe and Roy".  To No. 442 (F) Squadron, RCAF for training, 7 March 1944.  Left this unit by July 1944.

BM156

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 22 September4 1942.  Later to No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF.

BM157

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 16 July 1942, left this unit by November 1943.

BM162

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 4 May 1942, coded "KH*T".  Shot down by Fw190s of JG26 in morning of 2 June 1942, during a Rodeo mission.  P/O D.S. Hurst POW.

BM178

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 1 July 1943.  Category B damage in a flying accident on 7 October 1943.  Left this unit by April 1944.

BM185

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 25 March 1942.  Category AC damage in a flying accident on 21 April 1942.  Left this unit by June 1942.

BM198

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 8 July 1942, left this unit by August 1942.

BM199

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 421 Squadron, RCAF on 27 February 1943.  To No. 416 Squadron, RCAF on 1 June 1943.  Conflicting reports on fate, lost September 1943 with either 126 Squadron, RAF or 401 Squadron, RCAF.

BM200

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 16 July 1942, left this unit by October 1942.

BM201

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 16 July 1942.  Category AC damage in a flying accident on 21 July 1`942, repaired on site.  Left this unit by July 1943.

BM204

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 16 July 1942.  Engine failure in morning of 25 January 1943, while on operations, forced landed in sea off Herne Bay, near Margate, UK.  Pilot rescued.

BM205

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

LF Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 5 October 1943, left this unit by November 1943.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 30 March 1944, left this unit by July 1944.

BM211

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 29 March 1943.  To No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 30 May 1943.  Category AC damage in a flying accident on 10 August 1943, repaired on site.  Left this unit by October 1943.

BM230

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Named "Gerfalcon II".  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 2 May 1942.  Left this unit by August 1942.

BM233

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Named "BB &CI Railway V".  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 24 September 1943.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 27 April l1944.  Category B damage on 22 June 1944, struck by Allied gunfire over Normandy beaches.  Returned to base, repaired on site.  Left this unit by September 1944.

BM245

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 16 July 1942.  Shot down by flak on 23 January 1943, during Rhubarb in Cricquetot area.  Sgt. J.R. MacLeod POW.  Had 286:15 logged time when lost.

BM246

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 2 May 1942.  Category B damage in a flying accident on 23 June 1942.  Left this unit by end of 1942.

BM257

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 30 April 1942, left this unit by September 1942.

BM262

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 30 April 1942.  Category B damage during an ASR mission on 15 July 1942, while escorting boats in English Channel.  Attacked by Fw190s of JG26.  Crash landed at Manston, P/O W.Q. Dewar wounded.  Repaired, left this unit by February 1943.

BM272

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Used by No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 30 April 1942, coded "AE*D".  Left this unit by August 1942.

BM276

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Reported with No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF 1942, coded "AE*S".  Probably a typo, this serial number never assigned.

BM292

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 16 July 1942.  Crashed on 4 December 1942, after engine failure during practice formation flying, probably due to coolant leak.  WO2 J.R. McLeod bailed out, later POW from 23 January 1943, escaped in April 1944 and evaded through Switzerland.

BM296

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF new, on 25 May 1942.  Shot down by Fw190 of JG26 on 15 July 1942, while escorting rescue boats in Channel.  F/Sgt. J.C. Hughes wounded, bailed out, rescued.  Had 63:30 logged time when lost.

BM297

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 30 April 1942, left this unit by August 1942.

BM298

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  With No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 30 April 1942.  Part of the High Cover Wing for Ramrod 33 to Ambleteuse on 17 May 1942.  Pilot ran low on fuel, circling over downed pilot in Channel.  Category A damage during forced landing at Kenley on return, due to fuel shortage.  F/L N.H. Trask injured.  Repaired, but had left this unit by August 1942.

BM316

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 6 February 1943.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 23 May 1943.  To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 1 June 1943, left this unit by November 1943.

BM325

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Named "Canadian Policeman".  Officially presented to No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF in December 1942, but may have been with unit as early as July 1942.  Category AC damage on operations on 23 January 1943, repaired on site.  Lost on 3 February 1943, during Circus 258.  Ditched in Channel.  Conflicting reports on pilot, may have been F/O J. Rainville, rescued, but he may have been on BM128.

BM344

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 26 April 1942.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 3 June 1942.  Left this unit by July 1942.

BM346

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 26 April 1942.  Category AC damage on operations on 1 June 1942, repaired on site.  With No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF when it was destroyed on 17 February 1943, in a collision with Spitfire W3839 over Yorkshire.  Had 259:15 logged time.

BM350

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 30 April 1942.  Category B damage in combat with Fw190s over Channel on 11 June 1942, during an evening Rodeo.  Left this unit by October 1942.

BM355

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 16 July 1942.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 23 March 1943.  Category AC damage on operations on 3 April 1943, flak damage over Ostend.  Repaired on site.  Left this unit by November 1943.

BM368

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 26 April 1942, left this unit same day?  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 29 august 1942.  to No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 31 January 1943.  To No. 401 (F) Squadron on 9 June 1943, left this unit by April 1944.

BM372

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Used by No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 30 April 1942, coded "YO*F".  Collided with spitfire AD506 while taxiing at Graves in mid 1942, left this unit by October 1942.  To Russia in early 1943.

BM376

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 2 May 1942.  Category AC damage in a flying accident on 8 July 1942, repaired on site.  Left this unit by end of July 1942.

BM385

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 16 July 1942.  Category B damage on operations on 24 July 1942.  Left this unit shortly after.

BM406

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  With No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 7 June 1942.  Shot down by Fw 190s near Dieppe during Operation Jubilee, on 19 August 1942.  P/O P.R. Eakins killed.

BM407

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 14 November 1942.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 23 March 1943, still there on August 1943.  Left this unit by September 1943.

BM414

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 2 June 1942.  Category AC damage in a flying accident on 28 March 1943, repaired on site.  To No. 418 Squadron, RCAF on 27 July 1943.  Left this unit by august 1943.

BM419

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 22 august 19423.  Destroyed on 9 November 1942, in collision after engine failure during takeoff.  Struck Spitfires BL928 and EP279.

BM422

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 4 May 1943.  Category B damage in combat with BF109s over Amiens on 4 July 1943, Sgt. D.H. Stewart injured.  Left this unit, repaired and returned to RAF service.

BM423

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 25 February 1943.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 23 May 1943.  To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 1 June 1943, left this unit by August 1943.  Survived the war, used for target development postwar, scrapped 1947.

BM428

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 26 April 1942.  Category AC damage in a flying accident on 4 June 1942, repaired on site.  Left this unit by July 1942.

BM429

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  With No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF at Biggin Hill from 30 April 1942.  Belly landed at Shoreham on 6 May 1942, after being damaged near Caen during Circus 159 (or Circus 160?).  Category B damage.  Still with this unit when shot down by Fw 190s near Calais on 26 July 1942, during Rodeo 81.  P/O J.R. Tucker killed.  Had 59:10 time logged when lost.

BM449

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 416 (F) Squadron on 8 April 1942.  Failed to return from scramble, evening of 27 June 1942.  May have been shot down by Bf109s near St. Catharine's Point.  F/L W.W. Murray killed.  Had 65:10 logged time.

BM450

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Reported with No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF, but this may be incorrect, also reported lost 27 June 1942 with 165 Squadron, RAF.

BM451

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 11 June 1942, left this unit by July 1942.

BM457

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 416 (F) Squadron on 29 April 1942, left this unit by July 1942.  Later converted to Seafire PA124.

BM458

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 6 May 1942, left this unit by July 1942.

BM466

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 3 May 1942.  Shot down 23 May 1942 by Spitfire AB170 of 91 Squadron, RAF off Dover.  F/L D.G. Molloy rescued from sea.  Had 30:00 logged time.

BM471

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 11 June 1943, left this unit by September 1943.

BM477

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 30 April 1942.  Category Ac damage in a flying accident on 22 June 1942.  Left this unit by September 1942.

BM480

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Used by No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF  from 18 June 1942, coded "AE*J".  Left this unit by August 1942.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 4 September 1943, left this unit by October 1943.

BM481

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Used by No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 30 April 1942, coded "YO*T".  Left this unit by August 1942.

BM490

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

LF Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 24 May 1944.  Category AC damage in a flying accident on 8 June 1944, repaired on site.  Left this unit by May 1945.

BM491

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 10 May 1942.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 4 July 1943, left this unit by August 1943.

BM509

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 3 May 1942.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 31 July 1942, left this unit by July 1943.

BM513

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 2 May 1942, left this unit by August 1942.

BM519

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF in spring of 1942.  Damaged on operations 6 July 1942, written off on 12 July 1942.

BM523

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 443 (F) Squadron, RCAF for training, 7 January 1944.  Left this unit by March 1944.

BM525

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF 30 April 1942, coded "YO*K".  Left this unit by July 1942.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 22 March 1943.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 25 March 1943.  Category AC damage in a flying accident on 2 April 1943.  Left this unit by May 1943.

BM527

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 29 April 1942.  Category AC damage in a flying accident on 25 June 1942, repaired on site.  Left this unit late June 1942.  Back to 416 Squadron on 11 July 1942.  Shot down by Fw190s near Ile de Batz, during a Rodeo, in afternoon of 29 October 1942.  S/L C.D. Palmer DFC seen to bail out but never found.

BM528

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 7 May 1942.  Category AC damage in a flying accident on 26 May 1942, repaired on site.  Left this unit by June 1942.

BM534

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 10 May 1942.  Left this unit by November 1942.

BM535

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 23 September 1942.  Part of fighter escort for Operation Oyster, raid on Phillips factory in Holland, on 6 December 1942.  Category AC damage in a flying accident on 20 December 1942.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 25 March 1943.  Left by May 1943, back on 5 October 1943.  Part of fighter escort for Ramrod 312 on 11 November 1943.  Left this unit again by April 1944.

BM538

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 5 December 1942.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 12 December 1942.  To No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 31 January 1943.  Left this unit by May 1943.

BM556

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 3 July 1943.  Damaged on operations 4 September 1943.  Originally classified as Category E, but re-classified Category B on 11 September 1943.  Repaired, returned to service with an RAF unit by April 1944.

BM562

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Possibly with No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF, conflicting reports.

BM565

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  With No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 25 July 1942.  Unspecified damage repaired on site 25 September 1942.  Left this unit by April 1943.

BM569

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 10 May 1942.  Damaged heavily in a flying accident on 21 July 1942, originally classified as Category E (write off).  Had 81:32 logged time when it crashed.  Re-classified, repaired, left this unit shortly after crash.

BM570

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 10 May 1942.  Category AC damage in a flying accident on 26 September 1942.  Left this unit by March 1943.  Later converted to Seafire PA101.

BM571

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  With No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF from 6 June 1942, left this unit by July 1942.  Written off in August 1942.

BM576

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 10 May 1942.  Left this unit by June 1942.

BM580

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 412 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 29 December 1942.  Damaged in a crash at Anglesley on 11 February 1943.  Left this unit by April 1943.  Later converted to Seafire NX924.

BM581

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 441 (F) Squadron, RCAF for training on 27 February 1944.  Left this unit by March 1944.

BM583

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 7 May 1942.  Part of the fighter escort for Operation Oyster (bombing of Phillips factory in Holland) on 6 December 1942.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 25 March 1943.  Left this unit by April 1943.  Survived the war, struck off in1946.

BM589

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 10 May 1942.  by August 1942 was at Boscombe Down for handling trials.

BM591

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb / XII

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF.  Left this unit by January 1943.  Converted to PR XIII after delivery in 1943.

BM594

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 403 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 3 June 1942.  Category B accident while with this unit, on 20 December 1942.  Left this unit shortly after.  To Portuguese AF in 1947.

BM595

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 12 May 1942.  Left this unit by July 1942.  To USSR in February 1943.

BM624

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 10 May 1942.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 3 February 1943.  Left this unit by April 1943.

BM627

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 421 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 10 May 1942.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 27 February 1943.  To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 1 June 1943.  Left this unit by August 1943.

BM633

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 10 October 1943.  Category AC damage in a flying accident on 1 November 1943.  Repaired on site.  Left this unit by February 1944.

BM643

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 416 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 14 November 1942.  to No. 411 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 23 March 1943.  Crashed on 5 July 1943, after pilot bailed out near Tunbridge, Kent.  Defective controls reported.  Had 350:00 logged time.

BM645

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 27 March 1944.  Left this unit by July 1944.

BM650

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  With No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF.  Collided with BL782, same unit, over France during Circus 199 on 13 July 1942.  Both aircraft crashed in the Somme Estuary, both pilots killed, including F/L J.R.C. Tyre on this aircraft.  Had 47:05 logged time when struck off.

BM652

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  To  No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 17 June 1942.  Also reported to No. 411 (F) Squadron on same date?  Category B damage on operations on 19 August 1942.  Part of fighter support for Operation Oyster on 6 December 1942.  To No. 402 (F) Squadron, RCAF on 25 March 1943, following overhaul.  Left this unit by June 1943.

BM653

Supermarine

Castle Bromwich

Spitfire

Mk. Vb

Ordered as a Mk. III, order converted before delivery.  Delivered new to No. 401 (F) Squadron on 18 June 1942.  Category AC damage in a flying accident on 22 June 1942, repaired on site.  Left this unit by July 1942.

BM968

Hawker

Brooklands

Hurricane

Mk. IIb

With No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in Egypt.  Also reported as Mk. IIa?

BN353

Hawker

Langley

Hurricane

Mk. IIb

With No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in Egypt.  Also reported as Mk. IIa?


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