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NS594

Mosquito

Substantially damaged on 28/01/1945 in a landing accident Watton [AAF 376], when it ground looped. Robert W James (pilot).

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...

  • 653rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert James

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    KIFA. DH98 Mosquito NS757 crashed on local training flight. Crashed at RAF Station Shepherds Grove due to unknown cause. Plane dipped to the left, dove and crashed.

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 31-12-1945.

Crashed Watton, Thetford, Norfolk IP25, UK 28 January 1945

Substantially damaged on 28/01/1945 in a landing accident Watton [AAF 376], when it ground looped. Robert W James (pilot).

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2015 13:55:55 Al_Skiff Changes to description
Sources

USAAF Photo / mossie.org / Production list

Date Contributor Update
19 January 2015 13:09:48 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

USAAF Photo / mossie.org / Production list

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2014 19:06:51 Al_Skiff Changes to markings
Sources

USAAF Photo.

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2014 18:59:16 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

USAAF Photo.

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2014 18:54:56 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, unit associations and place associations
Sources

USAAF Photo.

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