Assigned 92BG Bangor 14/7/42; 414BS/97BG Polebrook 24/8/42; Maison Blanche 13/11/42; Tafaraoui 22/11/42; Biskra 25/12/42; Chateau-du-Rhumel 8/2/43; coll mid air with 25147, prop sheared part of tail off, crew man bailed out over Mediterranean Sea, with John Holmes, Hadden, Dunn, Ludolph, McDonald, Haygreen, Rich Brown, Leibowitz, Lane, Lewis; crash landed at base 9/5/43. Salvaged. Missing Air Crew Report 16524. YANKEE DOODLE II.
Military site : airfield
Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...
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