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Clark J Hawes

Military

On 21 Jan 1944, F-5B (P-38) 42-67362 lost an engine and made a wheels up landing at RAF Bradwell Bay on return from photo recon mission over enemy territory. RTD.

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-67122

    F-5 Lightning

  • 42-67566 Ginger Snap

    F-5 Lightning
    Crashed - Belly Landing due to Friendly Fire. 1st Jan 1945. Le Culot-East (Y-10), Belgium. Pilot Nimrod McNair. Damage recorded as 'Washout'. 1 Dec 1944 Condemned to salvage.

  • 42-67362

    F-5 Lightning
    F-5B-1-LO 42-67362 was assigned to the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, 13th PR Squadron at Mount Farm, UK. The aircraft, piloted by 1LI Clark C. Hawes, was despatched on a photo recce sortie to France. The aircraft sustained a runaway prop...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    21 January 1944
    6 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photo resse sorties over France, Belgium and Holland. 1 aircraft sustained a runaway prop shortly after take-off. Pilot attempted to return to base but runway was obscured by haze. He...

Associated Place

  • Mount Farm

    Military site : airfield
    Originally a grass airfield satellite for the RAF Photographic Reconnaissance Unit at nearby RAF Benson, Mount Farm was built in 1940-1941. It had three concrete runways, 49 dispersals (24 concrete pan type plus 25 PSP squares), and eight blister...

Events

Event Location Date
Died 9 October 1985

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 January 2016 22:02:51 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 10-Jan-2016. Made connections to Place, 42-67362, and mission per "Losses of the 9th & 9th Air Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2014 21:37:12 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

7th Photo Recon Group Master Directory, 6 June 1996, 8th AF Losses / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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