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Miles Master DL828, assigned to 307FS, 31FG, 8th AF USAAF.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 31st Fighter Group

    31st Fighter Group

    The 31st Fighter Group only flew missions from England between June and September 1942 but during this period they supported the Dieppe raid, the assault on occupied Europe, predominantly by the Canadian army. The attack was forced into early retreat...

  • 307th Fighter Squadron


  • Merston

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1939-41 as a grass airfield satellite to RAF Tangmere, Merston initially had no fixed runways, 17 hardstandings, 12 double pens and six blister hangars. Occupied by RAF fighter squadrons from May 1941 to August 1942, it had been allocated...


Event Location Date
Crashed Merston, Chichester, West Sussex PO20, UK 2 October 1942

Take Off Accident Mech Failure RAF Merston. Sussex Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt William B Whisonant, 2-Oct-42.

51MatSq 8AF


Date Contributor Update
04 February 2016 12:32:07 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations