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42-67362

F-5 Lightning

F-5B-1-LO 42-67362 was assigned to the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, 13th PR Squadron at Mount Farm, UK. The aircraft, piloted by 1LI Clark C. Hawes, was despatched on a photo recce sortie to France. The aircraft sustained a runaway prop shortly after take-off. Pilot attempted to return to base but runway was obscured by haze. He then attempted a landing at RAF Bradwell Bay, but landing gear failed to deploy and he made a wheels up landing. Aircraft was Damaged Beyond Repair (DBR) and was salvaged. 1LT Hawes was OK and RTD.

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  • Clark Hawes

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
    On 21 Jan 1944, F-5B (P-38) 42-67362 lost an engine and made a wheels up landing at RAF Bradwell Bay on return from photo recon mission over enemy territory. RTD.

Missions

  • 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    21 January 1944
    6 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photo resse sorties over France, Belgium and Holland. 1 aircraft sustained a runaway prop shortly after take-off. Pilot attempted to return to base but runway was obscured by haze. He...

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  • Mount Farm

    Military site : airfield
    Originally a grass airfield satellite for the RAF Photographic Reconnaissance Unit at nearby RAF Benson, Mount Farm was built in 1940-1941. It had three concrete runways, 49 dispersals (24 concrete pan type plus 25 PSP squares), and eight blister...

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Date Contributor Update
10 January 2016 21:57:29 Lee8thbuff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
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Lee Cunningham 10-Jan-2016. Added New AIrcraft entry per "The Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

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