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  Spitfire Mark Vc Serial Number A58-88  
RAAF
Former Assignments
1 AD
2 OTU
24 Squadron
2 AD
8 OTU

Aircraft History
Built by Supermarine. Delivered in October 1942. Assigned Royal Air Force (RAF) serial number BS224. Disassembled and shipped overseas as cargo aboard the on SS Port Wyndan arriving in Australia on November 21, 1942.

Wartime History
Assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to 1 AD on November 24, 1942. Assigned to 2 OTU on December 6, 1942 and marked "4". On March 28, 1942 piloted by F/O R. J. Cowan suffered a landing accident and ground looped at Williamtown Airfield, causing the left landing gear wheel to become stuck in sand.

Next, assigned to 24 Squadron on February 27, 1943. Afterwards, back to 2 OTU on March 31, 1943. Then to 2 AD on April 10, 1942 and back to 2 OTU on June 13, 1944.

On June 22, 1944 piloted by F/Lt E.B. Tainton, 402009 suffered an engine failure during flight and force landed near Mildura. Afterwards, repaired and received by 8 OTU on November 1, 1944.

Postwar
On November 9 1945 assigned to 8 OTU. On November 26, 1945 this Spitfire was placed into storage. On May 22, 1946 this aircraft was authorized for write off and was stricken on November 15, 1948. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

References
ADF Serials - Spitfire A58-88

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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