Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...
de Havilland Tiger Moth DE262, assigned to HQ Sqn, 85th Service Group 8th AF USAAF.
Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 356th Fighter Group
Assigned to 360FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Hannover, crashed near Nienburg on 19-May-44 in P-47D 43-25294 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 5103. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.
Military site : airfield
Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...
|Crashed||Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Suffolk, UK||26 April 1944|
Landing accident Martlesham Heath Cat 3 damage, pilot 2nd Lt Edwin D Cook, 26-Apr-44.
HQ Sqn 85th SerG 8AF.
|Struck Off Charge SOC||Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Suffolk, UK||4 September 1944|
Struck Off Charge 4-Sep-44.
|Manufactured||Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK|
Built at de Havilland.
|Assigned||Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Suffolk, UK|
Assigned to HQ Sqn, 85th Service Group 8th AF USAAF.
|31 January 2016 16:28:42||Al_Skiff||Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations|