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A de Havilland DH98 Mosquito PR Mk XVI "Z" MM345 of the 653rd Weather Recon Squadron, 25th Bombardment Group. MM345 was Hatfield built and delivered by 4th May 1945 and was damaged on 8th Sept 1944 at USAAF station 376, RAF Watton in a landing accident whilst being piloted by 1st Lt Robert C Grimes USAAF. MM345 is shown sharing the field with an unidentified P-38 Lightning.

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Units

  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...

  • 653rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Grimes

    Military | First Lieutenant | pilot
    On November 1, 1944 in a weather reconnaissance mission (Bluestocking weather Met), Mosquito aircraft crashed in England in severe weather. KIA

Aircraft

  • MM345

    Mosquito
    Damaged on 8th Sept 1944 at USAAF station 376, RAF Watton in a landing accident whilst being piloted by Robert C Grimes. Ground looped at RAF Watton. Class 3 damage. 20/2/45 - Warren C. DAVIS (pilot) USAAF. Written Off after substantial damage...

Locations

  • Watton

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1939 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Watton was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in mid-1943. Improved initially with a single steel mat runway in 1943, plus 41 loop and 12 pan hardstandings, a...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2014 15:47:23 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

USAAF Photo.

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2014 15:46:38 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

USAAF Photo.

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