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No.453 Sqn RAAF - Squadron Details - Aviation Directory

No.453 Sqn RAAF


Name : No.453 Sqn RAAF
Founded : 13th May 1941
Disbanded : 21st January 1946
Country : Australia
Fate : Disbanded 21st January 1946
More Details :

Ready to strike
Known Code Letters : , FU, TD,

Known Service Details :

Pilot or Aircrew

Rank

Start of Service

End of Service

Known Dates

Aircraft

Airframes

Notes

John Reynolds Cock

unknown

unknown

J. O. W. Olson

Flight Sergeant

unknown

21st May 1944

Spitfire

MK566

Taken prisoner.

R G Peters

Flight Sergeant

unknown

unknown

30th June 1944

Spitfire

MK510

Henry Lacy Smith

Flight Lieutenant

unknown

11th June 1944

Spitfire

MJ789

Killed in Action

Robert Ernest Yarra

Pilot Officer

unknown

14th April 1944

Spitfire

MK324

Killed in Action

Pilots and Aircrew for : No.453 Sqn RAAF
A list of all aircrew from our database who are associated with this squadron. A profile page is available by clicking their name.
NameInfo
Atkinson, John
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Atkinson, John

John Atkinson joined the RAF from Oxford University in 1938 and completed his pilot training in England. His first operational posting was in 1940 to 234 Squadron at St Eval, Cornwall, flying Spitfires, before moving on to 609 Squadron at Warwell, Dorchester. In 1942 he converted to Typhoons with 609 Squadron at Duxford, and from there to Biggin Hill and Manston, launching fighter operations over France. When his tour of operations ended in 1943 he was awarded the DFC and went on to become a Flying Instructor until the war was over. Released from the RAF in 1945, he went on to have a successful career in the civil service, and was knighted in 1979.
Cock, John Reynolds
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   Died : 20 / 8 / 1988
Cock, John Reynolds

P/O John R.Cock flew with No 87 Squadron and was the first Australian to shoot down an enemy aircraft in WWII. In early 1939 Cock was posted to 87 Squadron at Debden On 14th April 1940 Cock attacked a He111 off Le Touquet but it escaped. On 10th May he claimed a Ju88 destroyed and a Do17 and a Me110 damaged, on the 12th April a He111 destroyed, a Me109 on the 14th, possibly a Ju88 on the 16th April, a Ju87 destroyed and another damaged on the 18th and a Hs126 shared on the 19th. The squadron was withdrawn to Debden on the 22nd, moving to Church Fenton a few days later to refit. On 5th July 1940 87 Squadron moved to Exeter. Soon after midnight on the 26th Cock shot down a He111 which crashed at Smeathorpe, near Honiton. On 11th August Cock shot down a Ju88 and a Me109 and probably shot down a Me110 and another Ju88. In this combat Cock's Hurricane, V7233, was hit by a Me109 and he baled out off Portland Bill He swam ashore slightly injured.at Chesil Beach and was admitted to hospital. Cock re-joined 87squadron on 11th September 1940. On the 26th he claimed a Ju88 destroyed and a Me109 damaged, on the 30th a Ju88 destroyed and probably a Me109 and on 10th October he claimed another probable Me109. After his engine cut out on patrol on 24th October Cock was unable to avoid colliding with P/O DT Jay. Cock managed to make a forced-landing but Jay was killed while attempting to bale out. Awarded the DFC Cock went on a instructors course at the end of 1940. In September 1941 he was instructing at 9 FTS Hullavington. On 15th July 1942 Cock was posted to 453 Squadron, recently reformed at Drem, as a Flight Commander. Cock left the squadron on 30th August for a course as a pilot gunnery instructor. After a short attachment to 222 Squadron at Ayr in November he returned to Australia, attached to the Spitfire Wing at Darwin In April 1944 he returned to the UK and did a tour with 3 Squadron in France, flying Tempests, after which he went back to England. He was shot down in his Hurricane I (V7233) off Portland Bill and safely baled out on the 11th of August 1940. He swam ashore slightly injured.
Olson, J. O. W.
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Olson, J. O. W.

Taken prisoner on 21st May 1944 after his Spitfire Mk.IX MK566 FU-L of No.453 Sqn RAAF was hit by flak and he baled out.
Peters, R G
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Peters, R G

On 30th June 1944, his Spitfire Mk.IX MK510 FU-J of No.453 Sqn RAAF was hit by flak. The aircraft lost its canopy and he suffered head injuries, but managed to fly the aircraft back to base.
Smith, Henry Lacy
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   Died : 11 / 6 / 1944
Smith, Henry Lacy

Killed aged 27 on 11th June 1944 when his Spitfire Mk.IX MJ789 of No.453 Sqn RAAF was hit by flak and crashed into a canal near Ouistreham during a forced landing. He is buried in Ranville War Cemetery. Son of Richard Lacy Smith and Mary Ellen Smith, of Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia; husband of Edna Smith.
Vigors, Tim
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   Died : 14 / 11 / 2003
Vigors, Tim

Born 22nd March 1921. He joined No. 222 Sqn in February 1940 flying Spitfires. By the end of September 1940, he had downed 6 enemy aircraft with a further 6 probables, while being forced to crash land his Spitfire on two occasions. He claimed a further two Me109s in October. He was posted to Singapore, joining No.243 Sqn and then 453 Sqn RAAF, the Fleet Defence Squadron for Force Z when the Royal Navy lost the battleships Repulse and Prince of Wales to Japanese aircraft. Moving the squadron to Malaya, he was forced to bale out of his Buffalo after a skirmish with a large number of Japanese aircraft, being evacuated to India, retirning from the RAF after the war. He died 14th November 2003.
Yarra, Robert Ernest
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   Died : 14 / 4 / 1944
Yarra, Robert Ernest

Killed aged 21 on 14th April 1944 when his No.453 Sqn RAAF Spitfire Mk.IX MK324 FU-Y was shot down by flak as he dive bombed a target near Abbeville. He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension. Son of Alfred Ernest and Harriet Yarra, of Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia.



Historical Notes :
17-08-1944 - Damaged after tipping onto nose after overshooting landing strip at Sumburgh.
Pilots or Aircrew :
Dennis Jonathan Sims
Historical Notes :
09-11-1941 - Joined No.616 Sqn.
27-01-1942 - Damaged in flying accident.
20-08-1942 - Joined No.331 Sqn with code FN-L.
12-10-1942 - Joined No.453 Sqn RAAF with code FU-B.
31-03-1943 - Joined No.222 Sqn.
19-05-1943 - Joined No.167 Sqn.
08-01-1944 - Joined No.234 Sqn
06-06-1944 - Suffered engine failure and ditched off St Catherine's Point on the Isle of Wight. Flight Sergeant Dennis Jonathan Sims killed.
Pilots or Aircrew :
Stanislaw Brzeski
Historical Notes :
20-03-1942 - Joined No.317 Sqn with code JH-P.
19-08-1942 - Damaged by Fw190 during a raid on Dieppe.
08-10-1942 - Joined No.315 Sqn.
23-11-1942 - Joined No.453 Sqn with code FU-E.
31-03-1943 - Joined No.222 Sqn.
19-05-1943 - Joined No.167 Sqn.
20-08-1943 - Damaged in flying accident.
05-11-1943 - Joined No.322 Sqn.
28-09-1947 - Struck off.
26-07-1942 - Flown by Polish Ace Stanislaw Brzeski as he claimed a probable Fw190.
Pilots or Aircrew :
S. H. Cheeseman
Historical Notes :
26-03-1942 - Joined No.130 Sqn.
02-08-1942 - Damaged in flying accident.
24-12-1942 - Joined No.64 Sqn.
03-05-1943 - Joined No.453 Sqn RAAF.
17-07-1943 - Joined No.129 Sqn.
26-01-1944 - Joined No.501 Sqn.
20-02-1944 - Out of control after releasing drop tank. Crashed into sea 10 miles south west of Walcheren. Pilot Officer S H Cheeseman was killed.
Historical Notes :
22-07-1944 - In air collision with Spitfires AA850 and W3314. Crashed Old Alresford, Hants.
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Pilots or Aircrew :
Francois August Venesoen
Historical Notes :
23-06-1942 - Joined No.453 Sqn RAAF with code FU-A.
14-10-1942 - Damaged in flying accident.
31-03-1943 - Joined No.222 Sqn.
19-05-1943 - Joined No.167 Sqn.
20-07-1943 - Joined No.322 Sqn.
12-10-1943 - Joined No.416 Sqn RCAF.
13-11-1943 - Damaged on operations.
19-05-1944 - Joined No.350 Sqn.
06-06-1944 - Suffered glycol leak and abandoned south west of Friston. Flight Lieutenant Francois August Venesoen DFC killed.
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Pilots or Aircrew :
Ernest Edward Tribble
Historical Notes :
27-09-1943 - Joined No.131 Sqn.
19-03-1944 - Joined No.165 Sqn.
11-04-1944 - Joined No.453 Sqn.
16-05-1944 - Joined No.33 Sqn.
19-06-1944 - Shot down by flak from train near Wahen. Flight Lieutenant Ernest Edward Tribble killed.
Pilots or Aircrew :
A H Clinch
Historical Notes :
08-11-1943 - Joined No.165 Sqn.
10-04-1944 - Joined No.453 Sqn RAAF.
16-05-1944 - Joined No.33 Sqn.
29-05-1944 - Hit by flak over Bois Coquerel and abandoned. Flying Officer A H Clinch taken prisoner.
Pilots or Aircrew :
Walter Doornink Idema
Historical Notes :
08-11-1943 - Joined No.131 Sqn RAF.
04-05-1944 - Joined No.453 Sqn RAAF.
29-05-1944 - Joined No.229 Sqn.
17-06-1944 - Failed to return from anti V-1 rocket patrol. Flight Lieutenant Walter Doornink Idema was killed.
Pilots or Aircrew :
Henry Lacy Smith
Historical Notes :
31-01-1944 - Joined No.403 Sqn RCAF.
11-06-1944 - Now with No.452 Sqn RAAF, hit by flak over Normandy and force-landed, crashing into a canal near Ouistreham. Flight Lieutenant Henry Lacy Smith was killed.
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Pilots or Aircrew :
Robert Ernest Yarra
Historical Notes :
25-05-1944 - Joined No.504 Sqn
14-04-1944 - Now with No.453 Sqn RAAF and with code FU-Y, shot down by flak while dive bombing Noball target near Abbeville. Pilot Officer Robert Ernest Yarra killed.
Pilots or Aircrew :
R G Peters
Historical Notes :
15-06-1944 - Joined No.453 Sqn RAAF with code FU-J.
30-06-1944 - Hit by flak which destroyed the canopy and caused head injuries to pilot Flight Sergeant R G Peters, but he returned to base successfully.
28-10-1944 - Suffered engine failure and undershot the runway at Melsbroek - damaged.
12-10-1944 - Joined No.421 Sqn RCAF.
17-01-1945 - Struck off.
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No.453 Sqn RAAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
J. O. W. Olson
Historical Notes :
21-05-1944 - Flying with No.453 Sqn RAAF with code FU-L, hit by flak and crash landed near Montford. Flight Sergeant J O W Olson taken prisoner.
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Pilots or Aircrew :
C N Gall
Historical Notes :
05-06-1941 - Joined No.92 Sqn.
21-08-1941 - Damaged on operations.
27-08-1943 - Joined No.453 Sqn RAAF.
03-11-1943 - Joined No.341 Sqn.
07-06-1944 - Joined No.63 Sqn.
08-06-1944 - Shot down by Me109 and friendly anti-aircraft fire near Bayeux. Flying Officer C N Gall baled out and was ok.
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Historical Notes :
23-07-1944 - Hit by flak near Lisieux and crash landed.
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Known Individual Aircraft of No.453 Sqn RAAF :

Type

Serial

Codes

First Flew

Squadron History

Aircrew History

History Notes

Engine

Factory

Spitfire Vb

AA742

20/09/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vc

AA878

31/10/1941

details

no information

details

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

AA936

FN-L
FU-B

30/10/1941

details

details

details

Merlin 45M

High Post

Spitfire Vb

AB193

FU-F

03/12/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

AB199

11/12/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

AB213

22/12/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

AB382

10/01/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Spitfire Vb

AB786

YT-W
FU-K

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AB791

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AB792

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AB814

FU-D

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AB860

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AB916

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD118

GW-M
FU-K

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD228

FU-T

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD298

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD381

FU-P

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD383

FU-R

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD386

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD474

FU-C

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD475

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AR296

FN-X
FU-M

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Westland

Spitfire Vb

AR340

JH-P
FU-E

-

details

details

details

Merlin 45

Westland

Spitfire Vb

AR362

FU-V

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Westland

Spitfire Vb

AR373

FU-X

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Westland

Spitfire Vb

AR392

FU-J

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Westland

Spitfire Vb

AR396

FU-K

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

AR567

FU-T

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

AR607

FU-D

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vb

BL233

FU-S

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL292

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL302

DW-R
FU-W

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL311

-

details

details

details

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL418

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL434

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL477

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL496

MN-O

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL516

FU-F

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL586

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL593

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL630

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL638

FU-G

-

details

no information

details

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL671

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL686

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL696

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL727

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL899

FU-W

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL923

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL941

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL968

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL983

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM113

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM152

FU-Z

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM243

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM255

16/03/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM271

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM317

FU-A

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM480

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM528

19/04/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM572

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM578

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM583

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM631

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM647

25/04/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vc

BR140

FU-J
DV-J

10/04/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

High Post

Spitfire Vc

BR370

14/04/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

High Post

Spitfire IXc

BR600

SH-V

24/06/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 61

Eastleigh

Spitfire IX

BR601

16/06/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 61

Eastleigh

Spitfire IX

BR624

FU-B
PK-B

04/07/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 61

Rolls Royce Hucknall

Spitfire IXc

BS227

DV-U
SK-D
JJ-Q

02/10/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 61

Eastleigh

Spitfire IX

BS273

14/08/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 61

Rolls Royce Hucknall

Spitfire IX

BS280

FU-V

22/08/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 61

Rolls Royce Hucknall

Spitfire IX

BS282

22/08/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 61

Rolls Royce Hucknall

Spitfire IX

BS315

SH-K
FU-Y

11/09/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 61

Chattis Hill

Spitfire IX

BS384

18/09/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 61

Chattis Hill

Spitfire IX

BS400

FU-X

17/10/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 61

Chattis Hill

Spitfire IX

BS539

06/11/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 61

Rolls Royce Hucknall

Spitfire IX

BS541

14/10/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 61

Rolls Royce Hucknall

Spitfire Vc

EE602

DV-V

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE618

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE623

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE630

FU-V

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE638

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE640

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE716

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE727

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire IX

EN522

12/02/1943

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Rolls Royce Hucknall

Spitfire Vb

EN774

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EN775

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 55MA

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EN795

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EN824

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EN894

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EN914

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EN930

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EN950

FU-A

-

details

details

details

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP119

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP191

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP242

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP245

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP252

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP253

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP361

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP364

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP409

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP515

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire VbT

EP552

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP605

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP644

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA230

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA807

-

details

details

details

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA813

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA848

NX-U

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire VII

MB763

16/07/1943

details

no information

no information

Merlin 64

Eastleigh

Spitfire VII

MB765

07/08/1943

details

no information

no information

Merlin 64

Eastleigh

Spitfire VII

MB828

25/06/1943

details

no information

no information

Merlin 64

Eastleigh

Spitfire VII

MD170

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 64

Eastleigh

Spitfire IX

MH315

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MH326

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MH443

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MH449

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MH456

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MH487

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MH504

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MH601

-

details

details

details

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MH606

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MH666

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MH674

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MH692

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MH694

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63A

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MH777

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MH779

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MH790

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MH823

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MH826

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MH852

-

details

details

details

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MH926

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MJ216

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MJ223

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MJ276

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MJ292

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MJ309

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MJ333

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MJ338

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MJ366

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MJ393

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MJ398

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MJ462

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MJ476

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MJ503

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MJ605

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MJ789

-

details

details

details

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MJ799

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MJ879

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK128

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK180

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK205

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK260

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK281

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK284

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK285

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK288

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK294

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK299

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK309

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK324

FU-Y

-

details

details

details

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK325

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK355

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK366

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK379

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK418

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK421

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK468

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK474

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK510

FU-J

-

details

details

details

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIXb

MK547

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK564

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK566

FU-L

-

details

details

details

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK569

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK575

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK586

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK590

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK630

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK812

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK942

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK951

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK981

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK989

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

ML134

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

ML138

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

ML146

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

ML147

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

ML202

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire HFIX

ML339

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 70

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire FRXIV

MT850

-

details

no information

no information

Griffon 65

Keevil

Spitfire FRXIV

MV312

-

details

no information

no information

Griffon 65

Eastleigh

Spitfire FRXIV

MV360

-

details

no information

no information

Griffon 65

Aldermaston

Spitfire FRXIV

MV362

-

details

no information

no information

Griffon 65

Aldermaston

Spitfire LFIX

NH171

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

NH173

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

NH189

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

NH208

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

NH212

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

NH213

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

NH244

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

NH247

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

NH254

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

NH274

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

NH357

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

NH359

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

NH369

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

NH371

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

NH462

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

NH494

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

NH555

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

NH557

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

NH580

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire FRXIV

NH775

-

details

no information

no information

Griffon 65

Keevil

Spitfire FRXIV

NH783

-

details

no information

no information

Griffon 65

Keevil

Spitfire FRXIV

NH797

-

details

no information

no information

Griffon 65

Eastleigh

Spitfire FRXIV

NH892

-

details

no information

no information

Griffon 65

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

P8747

-

details

details

details

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PL125

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PL126

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PL135

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PL145

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PL149

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PL159

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PL186

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PL196

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PL201

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PL204

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PL206

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PL211

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PL220

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PL224

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PL227

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PL252

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PL254

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PL278

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PL313

-

details

no information

details

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PL315

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PL402

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PL438

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PL441

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PT357

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PT405

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Ia

R6960

15/07/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire LFXVI

RK925

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire XIV

RM928

-

details

no information

no information

Griffon 65

Spitfire LFXVI

SM184

FU-D

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

SM185

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

SM187

FU-N

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

SM188

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

SM193

FU-Q

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

SM194

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFXVI

SM207

FU-R

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

SM230

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

SM233

FU-P

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

SM243

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFXVI

SM244

FU-K

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

SM249

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

SM250

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

SM255

FU-A

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

SM256

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

SM278

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFXVI

SM282

FU-Z

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFXVI

SM348

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

SM402

FU-C

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

SM484

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Birmingham

Spitfire XIV

SM826

-

details

no information

no information

Griffon 65

Chattis Hill

Spitfire FRXIV

SM899

-

details

no information

no information

Griffon 65

Aldermaston

Spitfire LFXVI

TB304

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TB520

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TB619

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TB743

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TB863

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire LFXVI

TD152

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 266

Spitfire FRXIV

TX995

-

details

no information

no information

Griffon 65

Aldermaston

Spitfire FRXIV

TZ106

-

details

no information

no information

Griffon 65

Aldermaston

Spitfire FRXIV

TZ111

-

details

no information

no information

Griffon 65

Aldermaston

Spitfire FRXIV

TZ116

-

details

no information

no information

Griffon 65

Keevil

Spitfire FRXIV

TZ125

-

details

no information

no information

Griffon 65

Aldermaston

Spitfire FRXIV

TZ127

-

details

no information

no information

Griffon 65

Aldermaston

Spitfire FRXIV

TZ130

-

details

no information

no information

Griffon 65

Aldermaston

Spitfire FRXIV

TZ131

-

details

no information

no information

Griffon 65

Aldermaston

Spitfire FRXIV

TZ132

-

details

no information

no information

Griffon 65

Aldermaston

Spitfire FRXIV

TZ134

-

details

no information

no information

Griffon 65

Aldermaston

Spitfire FRXIV

TZ137

-

details

no information

no information

Griffon 65

Aldermaston

Spitfire FRXIV

TZ141

-

details

no information

no information

Griffon 65

Aldermaston

Spitfire FRXIVe

TZ192

-

details

no information

no information

Griffon 65

Keevil

Spitfire Vb

W3127

GW-X
FU-U

22/04/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3375

DW-N

07/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

W3574

FU-Q

17/07/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

High Post

Spitfire Vb

W3941

09/09/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

High Post

Aircraft for : No.453 Sqn RAAF
A list of all aircraft associated with No.453 Sqn RAAF. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.
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Buffalo

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Manufacturer : Brewster

Buffalo

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Spitfire



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Manufacturer : Supermarine
Production Began : 1936
Retired : 1948
Number Built : 20351

Spitfire

Royal Air Force fighter aircraft, maximum speed for mark I Supermarine Spitfire, 362mph up to The Seafire 47 with a top speed of 452mph. maximum ceiling for Mk I 34,000feet up to 44,500 for the mark XIV. Maximum range for MK I 575 miles . up to 1475 miles for the Seafire 47. Armament for the various Marks of Spitfire. for MK I, and II . eight fixed .303 browning Machine guns, for MKs V-IX and XVI two 20mm Hispano cannons and four .303 browning machine guns. and on later Marks, six to eight Rockets under the wings or a maximum bomb load of 1,000 lbs. Designed by R J Mitchell, The proto type Spitfire first flew on the 5th March 1936. and entered service with the Royal Air Force in August 1938, with 19 squadron based and RAF Duxford. by the outbreak of World war two, there were twelve squadrons with a total of 187 spitfires, with another 83 in store. Between 1939 and 1945, a large variety of modifications and developments produced a variety of MK,s from I to XVI. The mark II came into service in late 1940, and in March 1941, the Mk,V came into service. To counter the Improvements in fighters of the Luftwaffe especially the FW190, the MK,XII was introduced with its Griffin engine. The Fleet Air Arm used the Mk,I and II and were named Seafires. By the end of production in 1948 a total of 20,351 spitfires had been made and 2408 Seafires. The most produced variant was the Spitfire Mark V, with a total of 6479 spitfires produced. The Royal Air Force kept Spitfires in front line use until April 1954.




Last edited : 21:17, July 8, 2016
Last editor : HMS

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