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{{Stub}}[[File:Post-3823-0-08359600-1371896878.jpg|thumb|300px|Aircraft believed to be MK698 in Luftwaffe markings.{{#tag: ref|May be [[MB945]], call sign T9+BB<ref>[http://www.treasurebunker.com/forums/uploads/monthly_06_2013/post-3823-0-08359600-1371896878.jpg Treasure Bunker]</ref>|group="N"}}]]
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{{Stub}}[[File:Post-3823-0-08359600-1371896878.jpg|thumb|300px|Aircraft believed to be MK698 in Luftwaffe markings.{{#tag: ref|May actually be [[MB945]], call sign T9+BB<ref>[http://www.treasurebunker.com/forums/uploads/monthly_06_2013/post-3823-0-08359600-1371896878.jpg Treasure Bunker]</ref>|group="N"}}]]
 
'''MK698''' was a [[:Category:Supermarine Spitfire|Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX]].
 
'''MK698''' was a [[:Category:Supermarine Spitfire|Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX]].
   
 
=History=
 
=History=
Ordered from Castle Bromwich, as one of 2,100 Mk VC aircraft, on 28 May 1942, as the ninth order of Contract B981687/39/C.23(c),<ref name="Spitfire History p606">{{Spitfire History}} Page 606</ref> MK698 was completed as a Mk IX, and passed to 9 Maintenance Unit on 5 April 1944, before being assigned to 313 Squadron on 3 May. After being sent to Miles Aircraft Limited on 18 July, MK698 was transferred to 401 Squadron on 31 August, before failing to return from operations while flying with 412 Squadron on 5 December,<ref name="Spitfire History p357">Morgan, Eric B and Edward Shacklady. Page 357</ref> when it was damaged by [[:Category:Messerschmitt Bf 109|Bf 109s]] south of Wesel. After force-landing near Wachtendonk (Krefeld) the pilot, P/O CWH Glithevo, became a Prisoner of War.<ref name="WW2 Aircraft Luft Spits 3473-4">http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/aviation/spitfires-luftwaffe-3473-4.html</ref> Following repairs, repainting and recoding as '''T9+EK''', the aircraft joined [[Zirkus Rosarius]], and was based at Hannover - Wunstorf in January 1945. The aircraft's subsequent fate is unknown.<ref name="WW2 Aircraft Luft Spits 3473-4"/>
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Ordered from Castle Bromwich, as one of 2,100 Mk VC aircraft, on 28 May 1942, as the ninth order of Contract B981687/39/C.23(c),<ref name="Spitfire History p606">{{Spitfire History}} Page 606</ref> MK698 was completed as a Mk IX, and passed to 9 Maintenance Unit on 5 April 1944, before being assigned to 313 Squadron on 3 May. After being sent to Miles Aircraft Limited on 18 July, MK698 was transferred to 401 Squadron on 31 August, before failing to return from operations while flying with 412 Squadron on 5 December,<ref name="Spitfire History p357">Morgan/Shacklady. Page 357</ref> when it was damaged by [[:Category:Messerschmitt Bf 109|Bf 109s]] south of Wesel. After force-landing near Wachtendonk (Krefeld) the pilot, P/O CWH Glithevo, became a Prisoner of War.<ref name="WW2 Aircraft Luft Spits 3473-4">http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/aviation/spitfires-luftwaffe-3473-4.html</ref> Following repairs, repainting and recoding as '''T9+EK''', the aircraft joined [[Zirkus Rosarius]], and was based at Hannover - Wunstorf in January 1945. The aircraft's subsequent fate is unknown.<ref name="WW2 Aircraft Luft Spits 3473-4"/>
   
 
=Notes=
 
=Notes=

Revision as of 16:09, 11 December 2015

Aircraft believed to be MK698 in Luftwaffe markings.[N 1]

MK698 was a Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX.

History

Ordered from Castle Bromwich, as one of 2,100 Mk VC aircraft, on 28 May 1942, as the ninth order of Contract B981687/39/C.23(c),[2] MK698 was completed as a Mk IX, and passed to 9 Maintenance Unit on 5 April 1944, before being assigned to 313 Squadron on 3 May. After being sent to Miles Aircraft Limited on 18 July, MK698 was transferred to 401 Squadron on 31 August, before failing to return from operations while flying with 412 Squadron on 5 December,[3] when it was damaged by Bf 109s south of Wesel. After force-landing near Wachtendonk (Krefeld) the pilot, P/O CWH Glithevo, became a Prisoner of War.[4] Following repairs, repainting and recoding as T9+EK, the aircraft joined Zirkus Rosarius, and was based at Hannover - Wunstorf in January 1945. The aircraft's subsequent fate is unknown.[4]

Notes

  1. May actually be MB945, call sign T9+BB[1]

Sources

  1. Treasure Bunker
  2. Morgan, Eric B and Edward Shacklady. Spitfire - The History. 2000. ISBN 0 946219 48 6 Page 606
  3. Morgan/Shacklady. Page 357
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/aviation/spitfires-luftwaffe-3473-4.html