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Airspeed Oxford X7186, assigned to 493rd Fighter Squadron, 48th Fighter Group, 9AF USAAF.



  • 48th Fighter Group

    48th Fighter Group

    The Group moved to England in March 1944 and were stationed at Ibsley where the pilots trained in P-47s in preparation for the Allied invasion of Normandy. The wartime motto was in Latin 'vulneratus non victus' (Unconquered even though wounded). ...

  • 493rd Fighter Squadron
  • 9th Air Force


  • 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...


Event Location Date
Crashed Ibsley, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24, UK 15 May 1944

Taxiing accident Ibsley/Sta 347 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt James W Stubblefield, 15-May-44.

493FS 48FG 347 9

Manufactured Christchurch, Dorset, UK

Built at Airspeed.

Delivered England, UK

Delivered to RAF MU.

Assigned Ibsley, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24, UK

Assigned to 493rd Fighter Squadron, 48th Fighter Group, 9AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
07 February 2016 18:03:25 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations