de Havilland DH98 Mosquito PR XVI "D" NS585, 653rd Bombardment Squadron, 25th Bombardment Group, 8th AF, RAF Watton. Transferred to Armee de l'Air 10-07-1946.
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...
Transferred to Armee de l'Air, 10/7/46.
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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