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NS570

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de Havilland Mosuito PR Mk XVI NS570 654th BS, 25th BG, 8th AF, lost on weather mission, shot down by E/A nightfighter, pilot Clayborne O Vinyard, crew bailed out A/C crashed near Gerharhofan, Germany. 2 POW. MACR 9231.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...

  • 654th Bomb Squadron

People

  • John O'Mara

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 25th Bomb Group
    POW Shot down on 24 Sept 1944 over Germany by Luftwaffe night-fighter during weather mission

  • Clayborne Vinyard

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    POW 24 Sep 1944 shot down over Germany by Luftwaffe night-fighter during blue stocking, weather mission to northern France and Belgium

Places

  • Watton

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1939 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Watton was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in mid-1943. Improved initially with a single steel mat runway in 1943, plus 41 loop and 12 pan hardstandings, a...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Gerhardshofen, Germany 29 May 1944

de Havilland Mosuito PR Mk XVI NS570 654th BS, 25th BG, 8th AF, lost on weather mission, shot down by E/A nightfighter, pilot Clayborne O Vinyard, crew bailed out A/C crashed near Gerharhofan, Germany. 2 POW. MACR 9231.

Assigned Watton, Thetford, Norfolk IP25, UK

654th BS, 25th BG, 8th AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 May 2015 21:07:15 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

http://www.fold3.com/image/28723518/ MACR details.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmat.asp?theAT=Mos+XVI&Submit3=Go MACR details.

Date Contributor Update
04 May 2015 21:04:47 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.fold3.com/image/28723518/ MACR details.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmat.asp?theAT=Mos+XVI&Submit3=Go MACR details.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 9231 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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