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PL790

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire PL790 PR Mk XI, Built at Aldermaston.
Benson 6-4-44
14th PRS, 7th PRG, 8th AF USAAF 20-4-44.

15th June 1944 1st Lt. Robert W. Dideriksen flew Spitfire PR Mk XI, serial number PL790, to cover recon targets at Evere/Fauville and Coulommiers. He was intercepted by Me-109’s near Paris and killed in action.

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  • Robert Dideriksen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
    15th June 1944 1st Lt. Robert W. Dideriksen flew Spitfire PR Mk XI, serial number PL790, to cover recon targets at Evere/Fauville and Coulommiers. He was intercepted by Me-109’s near Paris and killed in action. MACR 5671 Awards: AM (4OLC), PH.

Places

  • Mount Farm

    Military site : airfield
    Originally a grass airfield satellite for the RAF Photographic Reconnaissance Unit at nearby RAF Benson, Mount Farm was built in 1940-1941. It had three concrete runways, 49 dispersals (24 concrete pan type plus 25 PSP squares), and eight blister...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Aldermaston, Reading, West Berkshire RG7, UK April 1944

Built at Aldermaston.

Delivered Royal Air Force Station, Benson, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 6AB, UK 6 April 1944

Delivered to RAF Benson 6-4-44.

Assigned Mount Farm Cottage, Dorchester, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7PG, UK 20 April 1944

Assigned to 14th PRS, 7th PRG, 8th AF USAAF 20-4-44.

Crashed Paris, France 15 June 1944

1st Lt. Robert W. Dideriksen flew Spitfire PR Mk XI, serial number PL790, to cover recon targets at Evere/Fauville and Coulommiers. He was intercepted by Me-109’s near Paris and killed in action. 15th June 1944. MACR 5671.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 August 2015 20:32:55 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events, unit associations and place associations
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Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2015 12:16:38 general ira snapsorter Changes to unit associations
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Amendment to unit

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2015 12:10:54 general ira snapsorter Changes to unit associations
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Details merged from duplicate entry to include information from MACR 5671 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2015 21:16:17 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description and events
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AAM Database.

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