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DH399

Oxford

Airspeed Oxford DF399, assigned to 92nd BG between June 8th and August 27th 1943, transferred to Headquarters Sqn, 482nd Bomb Group, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 94th Combat Bomb Wing, 8AF USAAF.

Service

Units

  • 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. ...

  • 94th Combat Bomb Wing
  • 482nd Bomb Group

    482nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 482nd Bomb Group was a Pathfinder Group, which using radar-equipped aircraft to support bombing missions until March 1944. Aircraft from this Group went ahead of other Bombers and sent information back about the best routes to take and the extent...

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • Headquarters (482nd Bomb Group)
  • Headquarters (94th Combat Bomb Wing)

People

  • James Trask

    Military | Captain | Pilot ; Operations Officer | 482nd Bomb Group

Places

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, UK 8 June 1943 – 27 August 1943

Assigned to 92nd BG, 8AF USAAF. Between June 8th and August 27th 1943.

Transferred Alconbury, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28, UK 27 August 1943 – 1944

Transferred to Headquarters Sqn, 482nd Bomb Group, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Alconbury, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28, UK 2 November 1943

Crashed on Take Off Alconbury/Sta 102 Cat 4 damage, pilot Lt James E Trask, 2-Nov-43.

Hq 482BG 8AF.

Transferred Polebrook, Peterborough, Northamptonshire PE8, UK 1944

Transferred to Headquarters Sqn, 94th Combat Bomb Wing,
8AF, Polebrook/Sta 110, Northamps, 1944.

Manufactured Christchurch, Dorset, UK

Built at Airspeed.

Delivered England, UK

Delivered to RAF MU.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 February 2016 18:42:20 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

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=DF399
http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/showthread.php?t=4991&page=4
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205200217
http://www.britmodeller.com

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