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V9506

Lysander

Westland Lysander Mk IIIa V9506, assigned to 8th Air Force Headquarter Flight USAAF.

Service

Units

  • Headquarters Squadron (8th Air Force)
  • Headquarters (Eighth Air Force)

    Headquarters (Eighth Air Force)

    Headquarters
    8th Air Force Headquarters opened in London under the command of General Carl A Spaatz on 19 June 1942. It oversaw all Commands, Wings and Groups engaged in the Strategic Bombing Campaign until February 1944, when it became US Strategic Air Forces in...

Places

  • Bushey Hall

    Military site : non-airfield
    Requisitioned in 1942 and handed over to the Eighth Air Force later that year; USAAF used it as the Headquarters VIIIth Fighter Command due to its proximity to RAF Fighter Command headquarters at Bentley Priory. After the Berlin Airlift (1948-49) it...

  • High Wycombe

    Military site : non-airfield
    High Wycome known as Daws Hill was the Headquarters of Eighth Air Force Bomber Command (Pinetree). Situated on land and in a house formerly occupied by Wycombe Abbey School and restored to them by the US on 9 May 1946. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Yeovil, Somerset, UK

Built at Westland.

Delivered England, UK

Delivered to RAF MU.

Assigned High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK

Assigned to 8th Air Force Headquarter Flight USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2016 17:00:41 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

'Hack Utility Planes of the Mighty Eighth' by Jacek Jackiewicz.

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