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8th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron

Squadron

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Watton

Connections

People

  • Richard Clounch

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    KIFA struck barrage balloon cable during landing at Grave's End, piloting Mosquito NS558.

  • William Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 25th Bomb Group
    lost July 7, 1944 on mission as weather scout, Davis bailed out over channel/Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Walter Gernand

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    KIA. Crashed into hill near High Wycombe at night upon returning from mission over D-day beach head. Flying a Mosquito NS555

  • Ebbet Lynch

    Military | Sergeant | Cameraman | 25th Bomb Group
    KIA Crashed into hill near High Wycombe at night upon returning from mission over D-day beachead

  • John Mann

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    lost July 7, 1944, piloting Mosquito as weather scout Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Connor O'Connor

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 25th Bomb Group
    Navigator in Mosquito NS558 and struck barrage balloon cable during landing at Grave's End . KFIA.

Aircraft

  • LR534

    Mosquito
    Ground Looped, Bury St Edmonds, Minor Damage. 27/4/44. Carl S. Satterlund (pilot) USAAF. Post USAAF career - 464 Sqn / 204 AFS / 231 OCU / MU. Sold for Scrap 6/8/57.

  • MM338

    Mosquito
    Crash landing, RAF Watton USAAF Station 376, Minor damage, 20th May 1945. Hugh H. Bozarth (pilot) USAAF. ...

  • MM346

    Mosquito
    Minor damage, ground looped on take off, RAF Watton / USAAF Station 376. 11th August 1944. Robert D. Shoenhair (pilot) USAAF. Transferred to Royal Navy RDU(Receipt and Dispatch Unit) date unknown. Port engine failed on test flight, crashed 1 mile from...

  • MM368

    Mosquito
    Landing accident: 20 April 1944 ...

  • NS553

    Mosquito
    Landing accident - Snetterton Heath - Minor damage - Otto E Kaellner (pilot) 26/5/44. Struck Off Charge 25/7/46.

  • NS555

    Mosquito
    Crashed en route from RAF Middle Wallop to RAF Watton. The railway embankment of the branch line nr RAF High Wycombe, 6/6/44. Capt. Walter D. Gernand (pilot) and Sgt Ebbet C. Lynch (nav.) - killed.

  • NS557

    Mosquito
    Minor damage - Landing accident - RAF Langford Lodge, Ireland, 6/8/44 - 2nd Lt James E Matuska (pilot). Struck Off Charge 28/8/44.

  • NS558

    Mosquito
    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.

  • NS537

    Mosquito
    Failed to Return (FTR). Weather Recon Over Water (OW) North Sea pilot 1st Lt John J Mann and 2nd Lt William L Davis KIA. 7/7/44. MACR 7240.

  • T1066

    Oxford
    Airspeed Oxford Mk II, assigned to 8th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, 802nd Reconnaissance Group (SP), 8th AF USAAF. Mid Air Collision Hall Farm, East Winch Cat 5 damage, pilot Capt Richard B Thompson KIFA, 5-May-44. SOC.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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