We found 38 entries

  1. Headcorn

    Headcorn

    Military site : airfield
    Built as an RAF Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), work on the airfield began in early 1943. It was improved and made ready for USAAF use by adding more aircraft standings and temporary buildings. Accommodation was...

  2. Lashenden

    Lashenden

    Military site : airfield
    Close to but completely separate from RAF Headcorn, Lashenden was built for the RAF during 1942-43 as an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), initially as a light bomber base and then as a training base for mobile...

  3. Robert E Jackson

    Robert E Jackson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 457th Bomb Group
    Landed at Headcorn, Kent on return from the target Augsberg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-97458. RTD.

  4. John  Harmke

    John Harmke

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Landed at Headcorn, Kent on return from the target Augsberg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-97458. RTD.

  5. Edward F Reppa

    Edward F Reppa

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Landed at Headcorn, Kent on return from the target Augsberg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-97458. RTD.

  6. Charles W Mehring

    Charles W Mehring

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Landed at Headcorn, Kent on return from the target Augsberg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-97458. RTD.

  7. Stephen F Billisits

    Stephen F Billisits

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Landed at Headcorn, Kent on return from the target Augsberg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-97458. RTD.

  8. Irving  Feldman

    Irving Feldman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Landed at Headcorn, Kent with battle damage on return from the target at Augsberg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-97458. RTD.

  9. Ivan W Browning

    Ivan W Browning

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Landed at Headcorn, Kent with battle damage on return from the target at Augsberg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-97458. RTD.

  10. George Henry Stateman

    George Henry Stateman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 457th Bomb Group
    Landed at Headcorn, Kent with battle damage on return from the target at Augsberg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-97458. RTD.

  11. Francis A Boyson

    Francis A Boyson

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Landed at Headcorn, Kent with battle damage on return from the target at Augsberg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-97458. RTD.

  12. Aaron J Ayers

    Aaron J Ayers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Landed at Headcorn, Kent with battle damage on return from the target at Augsberg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-97458. RTD.

  13. James C Stone

    James C Stone

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 362nd Fighter Group
    James Stone served as a fighter pilot with the 378th Fighter Squadron of the 362nd Fighter Group, flying missions out of Headcorn, Kent. On 21 May...

  14. Sebastian J Ramaci

    Sebastian J Ramaci

    Military | Private First Class | Armorer | 362nd Fighter Group
    Sebastian (Ben) Ramaci was an armorer on P-47s in the 379th Fighter Squadron while the Fighter Group was stationed first in Wormingford, then Headcorn...

  15. English Heritage RAF Photography RAF_106G_UK_1377_FV_7037

    Aerial photograph of Headcorn airfield looking north, 4 April 1946. Photograph taken by No. 540 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/1377. English Heritage (RAF Photography).

  16. English Heritage RAF Photography RAF_HLA_536_V_6085

    Aerial photograph of Headcorn airfield before construction, 6 May 1942. Photograph taken by No. 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit, sortie number RAF/HLA/536. English Heritage (RAF Photography).

  17. John Charles Larkin

    John Charles Larkin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 362nd Fighter Group
    John C. Larkin was a P-47 pilot in the 362nd Fighter Bomber Group / 377th Fighter Bomber Squadron based at Headcorn. On a strafing mission to Bueil,...

  18. Richard M Hoff

    Richard M Hoff

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 362nd Fighter Group
    Richard Hoff served as a P-47 Thunderbolt pilot with the 377th Fighter Squadron of the 362nd Fighter Group. On 14 June 1944, he was Killed in...

  19. English Heritage RAF Photography RAF_CPE_UK_1923_RS_4229

    Aerial photograph of Lashenden (Headcorn) airfield looking north, the airfield had been returned to farmland, 16 January 1947. Photograph taken by No.82 Squadron, sortie number RAF/CPE/UK/1923. English Heritage (RAF Photography).

  20. English Heritage USAAF Photography US_34GR_LOC14_VE_2004

    Aerial photograph of Headcorn airfield looking north, P-47 Thunderbolts of the 362nd Fighter Group are parked near the runways, 11 May 1944. Photograph taken by 34th Photographic Squadron, 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, sortie number US/34GR...

  21. English Heritage USAAF Photography US_34GR_LOC14_VH_2010

    Aerial photograph of Lashenden (Headcorn) airfield looking north, P-51 Mustangs of the 354th Fighter Group are parked on grass around the perimeter, 11 May 1944. Photograph taken by 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, sortie number US/34GR/LOC14....

  22. English Heritage USAAF Photography US_34GR_LOC19_VK_0002

    Aerial photograph of Lashenden (Headcorn) airfield looking south east, P-51 Mustangs of the 354th Fighter Group are parked on grass around the perimeter, 22 May 1944. Photograph taken by 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, sortie number US/34GR...

  23. 42-3153

    42-3153 "The Worry Wart" with the 96th BG / "Devil's Daughter" with the 95th BG

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 1/4/43; Dow Fd 3/6/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG Snetterton 12/6/43; THE WORRY WART; transferred 336BS/95BG "THE DEVIL'S DAUGHTER" [ET-A] 7/43; 37missions. Force-landed RAF Headcorn 26/9/43; force-landed...

  24. Russell U Fairbanks

    Russell U Fairbanks

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 362nd Fighter Group
    'I was a member of the 377th Fighter Squadron 362nd Fighter Group, 9th Air Force. We flew out of Colchester (AAF Sta 159 Wormingford Essex) April 44...

  25. 44-20397

    44-20397

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 353FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF.

  26. 42-29313

    42-29313

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 353FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF.

  27. 43-6764 'Suga'

    43-6764 'Suga'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Personal A/C of Lt Charles William ‘Cousin’ Lasko.

  28. 42-97458

    42-97458

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/11/43; Wendover 7/12/43; Assigned 457BG [N] Glatton 27/1/44; battle damaged Augsburg 25/2/44 with Ed Repps, Co-pilot: Aaron Ayers, Navigator: Bob Jackson, Bombardier: George Stateman, Flight...

  29. 42-106712

    42-106712

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 353FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort Madgeburg turned back due to mech failure 1st Lt Donald McDowell Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5133.

  30. 43-12175

    43-12175

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 353FS, 354FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) crashed Röhrsen, Germany 8-Apr-44. Pilot Lt Dennis Johns Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 3560.

  31. 42-106949

    42-106949

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 355FS 354FG 9AF USAAF. Destroyed in fatal fire St Dizier 17-Nov-44 Lt Russell W Erb KIA.

  32. 43-12424

    43-12424

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF.

  33. 43-12172 'Swedes Steed'

    43-12172 'Swedes Steed'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 353FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Mount of Swedish native Lt William Yngve Anderson. Transferred war weary to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF.

  34. 42-106935

    42-106935

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 356FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Periers, France. Strafing horse drawn convoy, hit telegraph and attempted to belly land. Pilot Lt William J Walbrecker Killed...

  35. 42-8498 'Trigger' 'Jeepers'

    42-8498 'Trigger' 'Jeepers'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 3GTTF, 8AF. Transferred to 377FS, 362FG, 9AF USAAF. Lost on dive bombing mission to Bueil, France. Got into tangle with 5-7 Fw190...

  36. 362nd Fighter Group

    362nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group trained in P-47s and moved to England in November 1943. Arriving earlier than many other Ninth Air Force fighter groups, the pilots main occupation was escort work for heavy bombers. The Group's first mission on 8 February...

  37. 42-106749

    42-106749

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 356FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Suffered Structural Failure Colchester, Essex pilot Lt Joseph W Litherland killed in Action (KIA).

  38. 43-12451 'Live Bait' 'Peggy'

    43-12451 'Live Bait' 'Peggy'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred 554FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Declared war weary. Transferred to 436FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF.