Engine failure was the cause of this crash of 42-8401 5F-K “Chris” at Tibenham on 16 August 1944. Unlucky pilot involved was Lt. Robert [NMI] Jones.
Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron, 8AF USAAF. Written off in crash after engine failure.
Military site : airfield
Tibenham was built in 1941-1942 by W and C French Ltd with a standard 2,000 yard main runway, and two other runways both 1,400 feet in length. Accommodation was provided for a full USAAF heavy bomber group in dispersed sites. Personnel of the 320th...