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Westland Lysander V9735 Mk III assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 8AF USAAF. Ground accident as parked aircraft at Bury St Edmunds 29/5/43.



  • 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. ...

  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 449th Bomb Squadron


  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...


Event Location Date
Crashed Bury St Edmunds, Bury Saint Edmunds, Suffolk, UK 29 May 1943

Ground accident as parked aircraft at Bury St Edmunds 29-May-43.

Manufactured Yeovil, Somerset, UK

Built at Westland.

Delivered England, UK

Delivered to RAF MU.

Assigned Andrewsfield Aviation Ltd, Dunmow, Essex CM6, UK

Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 8AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2016 12:48:23 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations