On August 12, 1944, pilot 1st Lt Ronald Max Nichols and navigator Lt Elbert F Harris were on a weather scout report to Russia and Italy in Mosquito bomber NS533. Fell to friendly P-51 fire over Toulouse, France KIA.
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...
Military | First Lieutenant | pilot
On August 12, 1944, pilot Nichols and navigator Harris were on a weather scout report to Russia and Italy in a Mosquito bomber. Fell to friendly P-51 fire over Toulouse, France KIA Flew with Navigator Lt Elbert F Harris.
Misidentified and shot down by a USAAF P-51 of the 357th Fighter Group at about 11:45 hrs. The Mustang pilot and his wingman climbed to engage from 23,000 feet and the Mosquito spun in from 29,000 feet. In the after action reports, both P-51 pilots...
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...