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Ground crew of the 25th Bomb Group perform maintenance on a Mosquito belonging to Lieutenant-Colonel Leon W Gray at Watton.

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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...

People

  • Leon Gray

    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer
    Gray was a highly decorated WW II veteran who flew photo reconnaissance missions (unarmed) in enemy airspace with the P-38 Lightning and British Mosquito in the European theater. He was co-commander with Elliott Roosevelt in North Africa. Commander of...

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...

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Date Contributor Update
06 December 2014 16:00:50 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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