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NS557

Mosquito

Minor damage - Landing accident - RAF Langford Lodge, Ireland, 6/8/44 - 2nd Lt James E Matuska (pilot). Struck Off Charge 28/8/44.

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Units

People

  • James Matuska

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group

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.

Crashed Lough Neagh, Co. Northern Ireland, United Kingdom 6 August 1944

Minor damage - Landing accident - RAF Langford Lodge, Ireland - 2nd Lt James E Matuska (pilot).

Struck Off Charge 28 August 1944

Struck Off Charge 28/08/1944.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 November 2018 16:45:49 Emily Changes to markings
Sources

Moved information added by user Wattonman from biography to source message.

Accident recovery photo appears on page 93, Norman Malayney, "The 25th Bomb Group (Rcn) IN WWII", Schiffer Publishers, 2011. It

Date Contributor Update
23 November 2018 01:17:09 Wattonman Changes to markings
Sources

Norman Malayney, "The 25th Bomb Group (Rcn) in WWII" , Schiffer Publishers, 2011, page 93

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2015 12:50:20 Al_Skiff Changes to description
Sources

Production list / mossie.org / http://aviation-safety.net

Date Contributor Update
30 December 2014 12:12:53 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Production list / mossie.org / http://aviation-safety.net

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