First Flown 15-8-40
8 MU 16-8-40
609 Sqn 24-8-40
Damaged in combat P/O M E Staples safe 27-9-40
Repaired at Air Service Training
66 Sqn 13-10-40
57 OTU 1-11-40
31FS, 8AF Jun-42
Flying Accident Cat B damage 27-6-42
Repaired On Site
Wing fail in spin crashed Alsager Cheshire Cat E damage 25-9-42
The 31st Fighter Group only flew missions from England between June and September 1942 but during this period they supported the Dieppe raid, the assault on occupied Europe, predominantly by the Canadian army. The attack was forced into early retreat...
Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 27th Fighter-Bomber Group
Assigned to 307FS, 31FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 522FBS, 27FBG, 12AF.
Military site : airfield
Atcham, at some remove from other American Air Force bases in Shropshire, was used by USAAF to train pilots from June 1942, several months before the American Eagle Squadrons were combined to form the 4th Fighter Group. Pilots here were mainly trained...
|Manufactured||Eastleigh, UK||15 August 1940|
Built at Eastleigh. First Flown 15-Aug-40.
|Delivered||Little Rissington, Cheltenham GL54, UK||16 August 1940|
Delivered to 8 MU 16-Aug-40.
|Assigned||Atcham, Shrewsbury, UK||June 1942|
Assigned to 31FS, 8AF.
|Crashed||Atcham, Shrewsbury, UK||27 June 1942|
Landing Accident Atcham. Engine failure, forced landing. 27-Jun-42. Pilot Lt James H Cooper.
|13 March 2017 19:52:16||Al_Skiff||Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations|