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MM340

Mosquito

Minor damage ground looped, RAF Warton / USAAF Station 582, 18th March 1944. Charles W. Himes (pilot) USAAF. Struck Off Charge 17th June 1946.

Service

Units

  • Base Air Depot 2

    Base Air Depot 2

    Group
    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...

Places

  • 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...

Events

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

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

Crashed Warton, Warton Aerodrome, Warton, Preston, Lancashire PR4, UK 18 March 1944

Minor damage ground looped, RAF Warton / USAAF Station 582, 18th March 1944. Charles W. HIMES (pilot) USAAF.

Struck Off Charge 17 June 1946

USAAF - SOC 17th June 1946.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 June 2015 17:37:12 Al_Skiff Changes to description
Sources

Production list / mossie.org / http://aviation-safety.net

Date Contributor Update
27 December 2014 15:03:06 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Production list / mossie.org / http://aviation-safety.net

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