KIFA struck barrage balloon cable during landing at Grave's End, piloting Mosquito NS558.
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...
Mid-air - Collision - struck barrage balloon cable during landing at Gravesend - 1m SW of RAF Gravesend, Kent, 21/6/44 - Capt Richard F Clounch (pilot) and 2nd Lt Connor C O'Connor (nav.) - killed.
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...
|Died||21 June 1944|
|30 December 2014 12:32:48||Al_Skiff||Changes to service number, biography, unit associations and place associations|
|27 September 2014 18:22:21||AAM||AAM ingest|
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The 25th Bomb Group Book (rcn) in World War II by Norman Malayney