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MM345

Mosquito

Damaged on 8th Sept 1944 at USAAF station 376, RAF Watton in a landing accident whilst being piloted by Robert C Grimes. Ground looped at RAF Watton. Class 3 damage. 20/2/45 - Warren C. DAVIS (pilot) USAAF. Written Off after substantial damage sustained, Struck Off Charge 25/7/45.

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...

  • 802nd Reconnaissance Group (SP)
  • 653rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Warren Davis

    Military | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group

  • Robert Grimes

    Military | First Lieutenant | pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    On November 1, 1944 in a weather reconnaissance mission (Bluestocking weather Met), Mosquito aircraft crashed in England in severe weather. KIA

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 Watton, Thetford, Norfolk IP25, UK 8 September 1944

Damaged on 8th Sept 1944 at USAAF station 376, RAF Watton in a landing accident whilst being piloted by Robert C Grimes.

Crashed Watton, Thetford, Norfolk IP25, UK 20 February 1945

Ground looped at RAF Watton. Class 3 damage. 20.2.1945 - SOC 25/7/45. Warren C. DAVIS (pilot) USAAF

Written Off DBR 25 July 1945

Written Off after substantial damage sustained, Struck Off Charge 25/7/45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 June 2015 17:59:48 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139051 - http://aviation-safety.net

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2014 15:57:37 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139051 - http://aviation-safety.net

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2014 15:55:37 Al_Skiff Changes to events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

USAAF Photo.

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2014 15:35:23 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings and unit associations
Sources

USAAF Photo.

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