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NS625

Mosquito

Mosquito PR Mk XVI NS625, lost on photo recon mission to Bremen, pilot 1st Lt Ray L Musgrove. 1 KIA / 1 POW. MACR 7949.

Service

Units

  • 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
  • 8th Air Force

People

  • Harold Fordham

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 25th Bomb Group
    On 19 Aug 1944 on H2X mission to Bremen Mosquito apparently went out of control and crashed. Prisoner of War (POW). Second Mickey Mosquito lost on operations over Germany

  • Ray Musgrove

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 19 August 1944. On H2X mission to Bremen Mosquito apparently went out of control and crashed. DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

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
Manufactured Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK 24 March 1944

Hatfield Built, contract number 555/C.23(a), between 24-3-1944 and 31-12-1944.

Failed To Return FTR Germany 20 August 1944

Mosquito PR Mk XVI NS625, lost on photo recon mission to Bremen, pilot 1st Lt Ray L Musgrove. 1 KIA / 1 POW. MACR 7949.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 May 2015 16:59:31 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events, unit associations and person associations
Sources

http://www.fold3.com/image/28665685/ MACR details.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmat.asp?theAT=Mos+XVI&Submit3=Go MACR details.

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2015 23:42:05 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Production list / mossie.org

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

MACR 7949 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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