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American Spitfire V fighter of 309th Fighter Squadron of US 31st Fighter Group based at at Atcham Airfield, England, United Kingdom, May 1942 to Jun 1943

Caption     American Spitfire V fighter of 309th Fighter Squadron of US 31st Fighter Group based at at Atcham Airfield, England, United Kingdom, May 1942 to Jun 1943 ww2dbase
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1. bishop says:
16 Jun 2010 11:32:07 AM

Airfix's Mk V came with US decals as I remember. How many US squadrons used these, was it just the one?
2. Bob Weismueller says:
28 May 2012 01:22:18 PM

What a great memorial day surprise. I was looking for information on the 309th as I was trying to scan in and update photos from my dad and here was his Spitfire. I recognize the markings. He was at the time they were in England 1st Lt. Robert Weismueller
3. Donald Gaenge says:
2 Jun 2012 11:20:18 AM

You may not remember me, but I was a cousin of your father and knew him back in Oakley days.
I also looked up information concerning him several years ago and would like to share that with you. I have two books I want to send you concerning the Americans who flew Spitfires entitled "In A Now Forgotten Sky' and 'American Spitfire Aces Of World War 2' I need to figure a way to do that so I will need to make contact with you.
4. Nancy Strawn Adams says:
18 Sep 2012 02:09:45 PM

Bob W, My dad flew with your dad in England from Westhampnett. I have several photos of him. Would you like to have them?
5. Snapdragon says:
7 Nov 2012 05:31:13 AM

Just a slight amendment to be made. 309th were based at RAF High Ercall. The 307th and the 308th of the 31st Fighter Group were based at Atcham
6. Bill says:
6 Jun 2014 04:33:20 AM

This is an old chain of emails but I just discovered a portrait of Robert Weismuller by the famous British artist, Cuthbert Orde. It is framed and is a vintage photographic copy of the original charcoal portrait sketch. I would love to have more info on Weismuller's service.
7. Bob Weismueller says:
11 Dec 2014 09:56:54 AM

Bill - I have the original of that sketch at home. Dad was one of those lucky fellows who received their wings about 2 days before Pearl Harbor. They were shipped to England and originally supposed to fly P39s, but cooler heads prevailed and they ended up in British Spitfires with American markings. if you want more information you can contact me at bweismueller@comcast.net

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