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Historic Aviation => Spitfire => Topic started by: terryrafa on August 26, 2009, 07:36:33 PM



Title: buying a spitfire for ww11
Post by: terryrafa on August 26, 2009, 07:36:33 PM
i am trying to find information on a spitfire bought in the 1940`s by the people of Neath, Glamorganshire, S.Wales, has anyone got any information as to how i might be able to track this aircraft. I have tried Local sources but the info seems to have gone off the radar.


Title: Re: buying a spitfire for ww11
Post by: Edgar Brooks on August 27, 2009, 02:56:59 PM
Sounds like it's the "Curyll Nedd-Neath Hawk," which, according to "Gifts of War," by Henry Boot & Ray Sturtivant, was Vb W3841.  It was finally shot down 16-6-42, with Flt/Lt. Joseph Mooney being killed.  Thinking of copyright, I trust you'll understand if I don't include full details (which do appear in the book.)
Edgar


Title: Re: buying a spitfire for ww11
Post by: wolflyn on May 16, 2015, 04:03:39 PM
today I found the news paper article for " Curyll Nedd- Neath Hawk"  but the serial number on the aircraft is not W3841. it appears to be ?3322 so I presume it could be w3322 which was used at Boscombe Down for research,, can anyone shed any insight to the book reference to w3841 and the newspaper article showing a different aircraft (or did  the ministry of aircraft production, badge the same aircraft with different names for photo opportunities)