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V4226

Oxford

Airspeed Oxford V4226, assigned to 381st Service Sqn, 7th Photo Recon Group, 8AF USAAF. Pilot Capt Walter J Simon was ferrying aircraft from AAF 234 to RAF Burnston, AF Derby. Upon landing aircraft skidded on grass and overshot airfield boundary. Damage: - Both props broken, skin torn and pitot tube broken.

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

  • Walter Simon

    Military | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

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 Burnston Cl, Hartlepool, Hartlepool TS26 0EU, UK 9 July 1944

Pilot Capt Walter J Simon was ferrying aircraft from AAF 234 to RAF Burnston, AF Derby. Upon landing aircraft skidded on grass, over shooting airfield boundary. Damage caused: both props broken, skin torn and pitot tube broken.

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 Sqn, 7th Photo Recon Group, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 February 2016 18:39:43 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=V4226

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