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W8959

Master

Miles Master W8959, assigned to 71st Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Group, 8th AF USAAF.

Service

Units

  • 1st Fighter Group

    1st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 1st Fighter Group were initially deployed to Britain in the summer of 1942 as part of Operation Bolero. After shuttling through a number of different bases in the UK, the Group was reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force in September 1942 and supported...

  • 71st Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

Places

  • Ibsley

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1940-41 as a fighter base satellite for RAF Middle Wallop, Ibsley opened in 1941 when incomplete. It eventually had three concrete runways, 18 hardstandings plus 18 double pen dispersals, and two Bellman plus 12 blister hangars, after...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Ibsley, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24, UK 8 November 1942

Landing accident RAF Ibsley Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Warren Roger Salz died non battle DNB, 8-Nov-42.

71FS 1FG 8AF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 February 2016 13:15:46 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbaat.asp?theAT=Master
http://raf-112-squadron.org/1stfghonor_roll.html

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