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Miles Master DL679, assigned to 6th Fighter Wing, 8th AF USAAF. Transferred to 376th Fighter Squadron.



  • 6th Fighter Wing
  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 376th Fighter Squadron


  • Joseph Cole

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    Crashed near Bellingdon, Buckinghamshire on an administrative flight on 22 Feb 1944 in P-51 AM138. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Wayne Moore

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Crashed near Mildenhall, Suffolk due to lack of fuel on a administration flight in "MILES MASTER" M-9A AC DL679 on 29 Feb 1944. RTD.


  • Atcham

    Military site : airfield
    Atcham, at some remove from other American Air Force bases in Shropshire, was used by USAAF to train pilots from June 1942, several months before the American Eagle Squadrons were combined to form the 4th Fighter Group. Pilots here were mainly trained...

  • Speke

    Military site : airfield
    Speke served as a reception centre for the assembly of Lockheed aircraft types from USA 1938-44, and as despatch centre for the return from UK of Eighth Air Force and Ninth Air Force fighters in 1945. The current runway for the Liverpool John Lennon...

  • Mildenhall

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1933-34 as the first of the new RAF bomber aerodromes in East Anglia, Mildenhall opened with a grass airfield and two Type A hangars in October 1934. It operated primarily as an RAF medium and heavy bomber base from 1934 to 1950, when it...


Event Location Date
Crashed Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK 20 November 1942

Taxiing accident RAF Atcham Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Joseph M Cole Jr, 20-Nov-42.

6FW 8AF.

Crashed Mildenhall, Bury Saint Edmunds, Suffolk IP28, UK 29 February 1944

Crashed near Mildenhall, Suffolk due to lack of fuel on a admin flight. Pilot Lt Wayne L Moore. 29-Feb-44.

Crashed Speke, Merseyside, UK 22 April 1944

Cross county flight to Speke, upon landing at Speke and rolling about 1500 ft down the runway the right landing gear collapsed resulting in major damage to the undercarriage and propeller. Pilot Maj Roy B Caviness and Pass Capt Johnston unharmed. 22-Apr-44.
376th Fighter Squadron.


Date Contributor Update
04 February 2016 14:55:16 Al_Skiff Changes to events, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
04 February 2016 13:53:06 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations