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First Flown 15-8-40
8 MU 16-8-40
609 Sqn 24-8-40
Damaged in combat P/O M E Staples safe 27-9-40
Repaired at Air Service Training
66 Sqn 13-10-40
57 OTU 1-11-40
31FS, 8AF Jun-42
Flying Accident Cat B damage 27-6-42
Repaired On Site
Wing fail in spin crashed Alsager Cheshire Cat E damage 25-9-42



  • 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...


  • James Cooper

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 27th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 307FS, 31FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 522FBS, 27FBG, 12AF.


  • 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...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Eastleigh, UK 15 August 1940

Built at Eastleigh. First Flown 15-Aug-40.

Delivered Little Rissington, Cheltenham GL54, UK 16 August 1940

Delivered to 8 MU 16-Aug-40.

Assigned Atcham, Shrewsbury, UK June 1942

Assigned to 31FS, 8AF.

Crashed Atcham, Shrewsbury, UK 27 June 1942

Landing Accident Atcham. Engine failure, forced landing. 27-Jun-42. Pilot Lt James H Cooper.


Date Contributor Update
13 March 2017 19:52:16 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations