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311th Ferry Squadron

Squadron

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Maghaberry

Connections

People

  • Mario Agnese

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer | 27th Air Transport Group
    Crashed shortly after take off due to the mechanical failure of an engine on local flight on 4 Mar 1944 in B-26C #41-34893. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Henri Beall

    Military | Major | Passenger | 27th Air Transport Group
    Crashed shortly after take off due to the mechanical failure of an engine on local flight on 4 Mar 1944 in B-26C #41-34893. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Bos

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
    On 3 Feb 1944, P-51B #43-6521 crashed upon landing at Warton, Lancashire. KIA.

  • Robert Campbell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 27th Air Transport Group
    KIA. C-47 crashed in the Pyrenees Mtns on a flight from Grove, England to Istres, FR.

  • H Chandler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
    OXFORD #T1259 was damaged on 13 Feb 1944 when it swerved on ice and ran off the runway on landing at Nutts Corner on a ferry flight from Maghaberry. RTD. Chandler was a passenger being ferried to Nutts Corner.

  • Warren Chapman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
    Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Prop failure in P47D 42-7866. Crashed into trees off runway and suffered head injuries. 9-May-43. Transferred to 311FRS, 27ATG, 9AF USAAF. ...

  • James Christy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
    Stalled on approach due to poor weather and crashed near the end of the runway at Hawarden on 12 Feb 1944 in P-38J #42-67913. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Victor Corson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer | 27th Air Transport Group
    DNB. C-47 crashed after leaving Istres, France due to bad weather on material and mail flight to England.

  • Reeves Gauthier

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
    KIA. C-47 crashed in the Pyrenees Mtns on a flight from Grove, England to Istres, FR. PH

  • Henry Gorecki

    Military | Corporal | Radio Operator | 27th Air Transport Group
    DNB

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Aircraft

  • DE925

    Tiger Moth
    Assigned to 8th AF USAAF, suffered a take off crash Warton, Cat 5 damage 21-Jan-43.

  • DE932

    Tiger Moth
    de Havilland Tiger Moth DE932 assigned to 311th Ferry Squadron, 8th AF USAAF. Written off in a forced landing at Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, due to fuel exhaustion, pilot Lt Frank A Forsyth, 24-Oct-43.

  • T6105

    Tiger Moth
    de Havilland Tiger Moth T6105, assigned to 311th Ferrying Sqn, 8AF USAAF. Written off after being damaged beyond economical repair in a Taxying accident at Warton, Lancashire. However, survived the war, and was sold off for post-war civilian use....

  • 42-75117

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 551FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 311FrS, 27ATG, 8AF USAAF.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 September 2017 14:20:21 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia.

Updates and amendments to associations from:
- www.ddaymuseum.co.uk/documents/US-units-June-44.doc
List supplied courtesy of Mr Phil Grinton from California, February 2004. From the website of the D-Day Museum, Portsmouth (www.ddaymuseum.co.uk).

Date Contributor Update
01 September 2017 14:03:16 general ira snapsorter Changes to type, air forces and stations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia.

Updates and amendments to associations from:
- www.ddaymuseum.co.uk/documents/US-units-June-44.doc
List supplied courtesy of Mr Phil Grinton from California, February 2004. From the website of the D-Day Museum, Portsmouth (www.ddaymuseum.co.uk).

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:47 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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