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Westland Lysander Mk III V9356, assigned to 453rd Bomb Sqn, 323rd Bomb Grp 8AF USAAF.



  • 323rd Bomb Group

    323rd Bomb Group

    The 323rd Bombardment Group operated with B-26 Marauders, American medium bombers. They were the first Eighth Air Force Group to fly a medium level bombing mission with this aircraft on 16 July 1943. After flying a total of 33 missions with the Eighth,...

  • 453rd Bomb Squadron


  • Earls Colne

    Military site : airfield
    Earls Colne was built in 1941 as an airfield for No.3 Group, RAF Bomber Command, although never used as such. Assigned to the US Eighth Air Force (as Station 358) in 1942, its 36 hardstands were increased to 50, bringing the airfield up to Air Ministry...


Event Location Date
Crashed Earls Colne, Colchester, Essex CO6, UK 12 October 1943

Landing accident Earls Colne/Sta 358 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Alfred C Macksoud, 12-Oct-43. Obs 2/Lt Howard L Jenks.
A/C swerved to left and nosed up off the edge of runway. Cause of accident. Left wheel locked due to frozen hub bushing, which prevented wheel from turning.

323BG 8AF

Manufactured Yeovil, Somerset, UK

Built at Westland.

Delivered Great Britain, United Kingdom

Delivered to RAF MU.

Assigned Earls Colne, Colchester, Essex CO6, UK

Assigned to 453rd Bomb Sqn, 323rd Bomb Grp 8AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2016 17:11:13 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events and unit associations

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2016 20:49:37 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations