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LJ132

Horsa

Airspeed Horsa glider LJ132, assigned to 90th TCS, 438th TCG, 9AF USAAF. Crashed 1/2mile W of Newbury/Sta 486. Structural failure, port elevator tore loose from the horizontal stabilizer, pilot 2Lt A C Buckner and copilot 2Lt H R Croke Died non Battle (DNB) 12-Dec-44. 31 x passengers of the 17th airborne division also killed in crash.

Service

People

  • Alfred Buckner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Glider pilot | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 90th TCS, 438th TCG, 9AF USAAF. Crashed structural failure 1/2 mile W of Newbury/Sta 486, Died non Battle (DNB), 12-Dec-44. Awards: AM (OLC), EAME (2 x bronze stars), PH.

  • Harry Croke

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 90th TCS, 438th TCG, 9AF USAAF. Crashed structural failure 1/2 mile W of Newbury/Sta 486, Died non Battle (DNB), 12-Dec-44. Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

Places

  • Greenham Common

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1942 as an Operational Training Unit, it was handed over to the Eighth Air Force in 1942, and was the 51st Troop Carrier Wing's HQ in 1942. Greenham Common became a Ninth Air Force base in 1943, and was then home to a series of...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Christchurch, Dorset, UK 1944

Built at Airspeed.

Assigned Greenham Rd, Newbury, West Berkshire RG14 7HX, UK 1944

Assigned to 90th TCS 438th TCG 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Newbury, West Berkshire, UK 12 December 1944

Crashed structural failure 1/2mile W of Newbury/Sta 486 Cat 4 damage, pilot Lt Alfred C Buckner KIA, 12-Dec-44.

90TCS 438TCG 9AF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 June 2017 15:40:24 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=LJ132&Submit4=Go
http://www.ww2gp.org/bio-file/bioFile.php?getveteran=4556

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2016 14:36:49 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbaat.asp?theAT=horsa

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