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802nd Reconnaissance Group (SP)

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Stations

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Based Watton

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People

  • Richard Clounch

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • John Walch

    Military | Major | Navigator | 25th Bomb Group
    KIA 19 March 1945. OSS KIA OSS mission(during CHISEL insertion mission) to Munster, Germany. A26 crashed in moor near Bramshe, Germany, just north of destination. to Munster, Germany. DFC, BSM

Aircraft

  • 42-30214

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Sioux City 8/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall [ -M] 26/6/43; Missing in Action Gdynia 9/10/43 with Henry Nagorka, John Leverone, Mike Mahoney, Francis Antalek, Bill Caruso, John...

  • 42-30380

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/5/43; Gore 25/5/43; Kearney 9/6/43; Dow 27/6/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-P/W] Thorpe Abbotts 1/7/43; transferred 25BG Watton 21/3/44; Returned to the USA 8STA Homestead 21/6/44; 4136 BU Tinker 30/6/44; Reconstruction Finance...

  • 42-3074

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 20/1/43; Denver 7/2/43; with John Wedding damaged at Smoky Hill 6/4/43, repaired; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-U] Dow Fd 15/4/43; Rougham 13/6/43; transferred 545BS/384BG [JD-B] Grafton Underwood 10/7/43; transferred 367BG/306BG [GY-Y/T...

  • 42-3095 'Peggy Ann'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26-Jan-43; Pueblo 1-Feb-43; Dow Field, Bangor, Maine 10-Jun-43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-Z] Horham 2-Jul-43; 14m, (force landed Eye AF 22/2/44), transferred SAD 1-Mar-44; 94BG Rougham 25-Jul-43; 25BG Watton 1-Apr-44; 2 BAD 19-Jun-44;...

  • 42-3135

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/2/43; Long Beach 26/2/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; damaged when parked by a taxying accent with C.S. Duran (in 42-3133) 18/2/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-K] Bassingbourn 4/43; transferred 511BS/351BG Polebrook 4/43, 25BG Watton, Nfk 1/3...

  • 42-3259 Snafu, Alabama Whirlwind

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 13/4/43; Cheyenne 16/4/43; Dow Fd 30/4/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-D] SNAFU Earls Colne 10/5/43; Rougham 13/6/43; transferred 546BS/384BG [BK-N] Grafton Underwood 16/7/43; 545BS [JD-T]; 2 SAD Lt Staughton 31/12/43; Shipdam Afd 1/3/44;...

  • 42-3292 Mary Pat

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 29/4/43; Bangor 19/6/43; Assigned 551BS/385BG [HR-O] Gt Ashfield 20/6/43; 25BG Watton, Nfk 1/3/44; Returned to the USA San Bernardino 25/11/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 9/10/45. MARY PAT.

  • 42-3346 'Tuff Titty'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/5/43; Dow Fd 22/5/43; Assigned 333BS/94BG [TS-C] Rougham 25/6/43; 8WEA Rec Cheddington 6/44; Salvaged 10/12/44; Returned to the USA Patterson 2/3/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Cincinnati 30/7...

  • 42-3465 'Wee Bonnie'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/6/43; Presque Is 17/8/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-N] Horham 30/8/43; force landed Bassingbourn Afd 16/10/43; force landed RAF Friston 30/11/43 with James W Conley (7 Returned to Duty), Navigator: Robert J Fogarty, Bombardier: Royal...

  • MM370

    Mosquito
    Crew was briefed to take movies of the operation 13.08.1944. The pilot in his eagerness to do a great job stayed too low, and his plane was hit by bomb fragments, causing it to crash. ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 January 2017 03:10:58 466thHistorian Changes to type, aircraft types, unit became association and aircraft associations
Sources

"The 25th Bomb Group (Rcn) in World War II" - Norman Malayney
Page 279-280

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:46 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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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