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Tiger Moth

de Havilland Tiger Moth T7237, assigned to 8AF USAAF.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 17th Service Squadron


  • Francis Horne

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group


  • Bodney

    Military site : airfield
    Before the Americans arrived Bodney was a grass-surfaced airfield. So when the 352nd Fighter Group arrived with heavy P-47 Thunderbolts, work was carried out to strengthen its roads and runways with steel matting, concrete and tarmac. Nissen huts also...


Event Location Date
Crashed Bodney, Thetford, Norfolk IP26, UK 19 April 1944

Taxiing accident Bodney/Sta 141 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Francis W Horne, 19-APR-44.

17SerS 8AF.

Manufactured Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK

Built at de Havilland.

Assigned Bodney, Thetford, Norfolk IP26, UK

Assigned to 352nd FG, 8AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
31 January 2016 15:49:10 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations