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Raymond C Armstrong

Military

KIFA aircraft de Havilland DH98 Mosquito NS538 exploded mid-air near Newmarket/Kennet during test flight.

Service

People

  • Russell Whitmer

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    KIFA Aircraft de Havilland DH98 Mosquito NS538 exploded mid-air near Newmarket/Kennet during test flight.

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Units served with

  • 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
  • 8th Air Force

Aircraft

  • NS538

    Mosquito
    NS538 one of 654th Bombardment Squadrons five "Mickey ships" and was the USAAF's H2-X equipped prototype. Crashed after an mid air explosion on the 8th Sept 1944 with the loss of the crew F/O Russell C Whitmer (pilot) USAAF and MSgt Raymond C Armstrong...

Associated Place

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Died Newmarket, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8, UK 8 September 1944

KIFA aircraft de Havilland DH98 Mosquito NS538 exploded mid-air near Newmarket/Kennet during test flight.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 February 2015 14:30:23 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://aviation-safety.net / http://www.aviationarchaeology.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology; The 25th Bomb Group Book (rcn) in World War II by Norman Malayney; Aerial Intelligence of the 8th Air Force, pg 178 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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