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de Havilland DH98 Mosquito PR Mk XVI, MM384 654th BS, 25th BG, 8th AF - Minor damage, Port undercarriage collapsed on landing, RAF Watton/ USAAF station 376, 4th May 1944.

Connections

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...

  • 654th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Clayborne Vinyard

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    POW 24 Sep 1944 shot down over Germany by Luftwaffe night-fighter during blue stocking, weather mission to northern France and Belgium

Aircraft

  • MM384

    Mosquito
    Minor damage, Port undercarriage collapsed on landing, RAF Watton/ USAAF station 376, 4th May 1944. Minor damage, ground looped, RAF Watton / USAAF Station 376, 18th September 1944, Claybourne O Vinyard (pilot) USAAF.

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
27 December 2014 20:28:04 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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