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42-5565

P-61 Black Widow

Usually crewed by 2nd Lt Robert G Bolinder and R/O Flt Off Robert F Graham.

Service

Places

  • Scorton

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1939 as a grass airfield satellite to RAF Catterick, Scorton was initially a day-fighter and then night-fighter base. Developed in 1941 to full station status, it eventually had three concrete runways, a concrete perimeter taxiway plus...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Hawthorne, California 6 April 1944
Delivered Sacramento, California 9 April 1944
Departed U.S. for England by sea Newark, New Jersey 10 June 1944
Crashed Liège, Belgium 26 April 1945

Landing accident, CAT3 damaged, Liege/A-93d, Belgium, pilot Francis E Joyce. 26th April 1945. Written off as result of accident.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 June 2019 18:10:27 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

"Northrop's Night Hunter - P-61 Black Widow" - Jeff Kolln
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Date Contributor Update
24 February 2015 15:18:11 Al_Skiff Changes to markings
Sources

Roger Freeman / http://www.aviationarchaeology.com

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2015 15:15:53 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Roger Freeman / http://www.aviationarchaeology.com

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