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Crashed, RAF Warton, Belly Landing. 17th June 1944. Charles W Himes (pilot) USAAF. Written Off, Damaged Beyond Repair.



  • Base Air Depot 2

    Base Air Depot 2

    During 1942 to 1945 Warton Aerodrome was Base Air Depot No. 2, Station 582 of the U.S. 8th Air Force. In the three years it was active it processed over 10,000 aircraft and saw over 45,000 aircraft movements. Every type of American aircraft used in the...


  • Warton

    Military site : airfield
    Built as a satellite airfield for Squires Gate, it was earmarked for US use even before America entered the Second World War. Its location made it ideal for use as a depot station, where incoming US aircraft could be processed and moved on to active...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK 24 November 1943

Built at Hatfield. Contract number 555/C.23(a) between 24-11-1943 and 4-5-1944.

Written Off DBR 17 June 1944

Written Off, Damaged Beyond Repair.

Crashed Warton, Warton Aerodrome, Warton, Preston, Lancashire PR4, UK 17 June 1944

Crashed, RAF Warton, Belly Landing. 17th June 1944. Charles W Himes (pilot) USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
17 June 2015 17:20:32 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events

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Date Contributor Update
27 December 2014 13:22:43 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, events, unit associations and place associations

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