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V4173

Oxford

Airspeed Oxford V4173*, assigned to 381st Service Squadron, 7th PRG, 8AF USAAF. Landing accident Langford Lodge/Sta 597 Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt Robert W Dideriksen, 28-Apr-44. SOC.

*partial registration recorded - assumed probable identity from production serials.

Service

Units

  • 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    Group
    Based for the majority of their service at Mount Farm, Oxfordshire, the 7th Photographic Group (Reconnaissance) took over three million intelligence photos during the course of 4,251 sorties over occupied Europe. The Group was awarded a Distinguished...

  • 381st Service Squadron

People

  • Robert Dideriksen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
    15th June 1944 1st Lt. Robert W. Dideriksen flew Spitfire PR Mk XI, serial number PL790, to cover recon targets at Evere/Fauville and Coulommiers. He was intercepted by Me-109’s near Paris and killed in action. MACR 5671 Awards: AM (4OLC), PH.

Places

  • Mount Farm

    Military site : airfield
    Originally a grass airfield satellite for the RAF Photographic Reconnaissance Unit at nearby RAF Benson, Mount Farm was built in 1940-1941. It had three concrete runways, 49 dispersals (24 concrete pan type plus 25 PSP squares), and eight blister...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Langford Lodge, United Kingdom 28 April 1944

Landing accident Langford Lodge/Sta 597 Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt Robert W Dideriksen, 28-Apr-44.

381SerS 7PRG 8AF

Struck Off Charge SOC 30 April 1944

Struck Off Charge.

Manufactured Christchurch, Dorset, UK

Built at Airspeed.

Delivered England, UK

Delivered to RAF MU.

Assigned Mt Farm Cottage, Dorchester, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7PG, UK

Assigned to 381st Service Squadron, 7th PRG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 February 2016 14:51:07 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

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