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SPITFIRE/MJ627



Serial #: MJ627
Construction #:
  CBAF.7722
Civil Registration:
  G-ASOZ
  G-BMSB
  Model(s):
  Spitfire LF Mk. IX
  Spitfire Tr Mk. 9
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2004

History:
Built as Mk. IX at Castle Bromwich.
Delivered to RAF as MJ627.
- BOC: December 4, 1943.
- Allocated to 441 Squadron (RCAF).
-- Credited with a Bf 109.
- Sold back to Vickers after war.
Vickers Armstrong Ltd, Eastleigh, UK, 1950-1951.
- Converted to T.9.
Delivered to Irish Air Corps as IAC 158.
- BOC: June 5, 1951.
J. Crewdson/Film Aviation Services, Biggin Hill, 1963.
- Arrived disassembled, Biggin Hill, November 13, 1963.
- Stored dismantled.
Film Aviation Services Ltd, Elstree, February 19, 1964.
- Registered as G-ASOZ.
Tim A. Davis, Elstree, September 1964-1967.
- Stored dismantled.
John Fairey, Stockbridge, December 1967-1978.
- Stored dismantled.
Maurice S. & Peter K. Bayliss, Coventry, May 3, 1978-2004.
- Registered as G-BMSB.
- Rebuilt to airworthy, Kenilworth, (later Coventry).
- Engine run February 1992.
- First flight November 1993.
- Crashed in Coventry, April 25, 1998.
-- Damaged during wheels up landing caused by undercarraige failure.
-- No injuries.
- Repaired.
- Flown as MJ627/9G-P.


Squadron Commander Paul Day, of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight,
did an excellent job of bringing the aircraft in with minimal damage.


Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Flypast - No. 204, July 1998, Pg. 9, www.flypast.com
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
2004 spotting report - Robert Weenk
Photo Source(s):
FP - Duncin Cubitt, L. Hatton.


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