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43-711

L-4 Grasshopper

Assigned to 381SerS 7PRG 8AF. Transferred to 88TCS, 438TCG, 9AF.

Service

Units

People

  • Allan Elston

    Military | First Lieutenant | Photo Reconnaissance Pilot | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

Places

  • Greenham Common

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1942 as an Operational Training Unit, it was handed over to the Eighth Air Force in 1942, and was the 51st Troop Carrier Wing's HQ in 1942. Greenham Common became a Ninth Air Force base in 1943, and was then home to a series of...

  • 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
Manufactured 401 N Fairview St, Lock Haven, PA 17745, USA 1944

Built at Piper.

Delivered Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), 8000 Essington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19153, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Mt Farm Cottage, Dorchester, Wallingford OX10 7PG, UK 1944

Assigned to 381SerS 7PRG 8AF.

Crashed Mt Farm Cottage, Dorchester, Wallingford OX10 7PG, UK 14 June 1944

Taxiing Accident Mount Farm/Sta 234 Cat 3 damage Lt Allan V Elston, 14-Jun-44.

L-4B 43-711 - 381SerS 7PRG 8AF

Assigned Greenham, Thatcham RG19 6HN, UK 1945

Transferred to 88TCS, 438TCG, 9AF.

Crashed 8 Avenue Philéas Fogg, 80440 Glisy, France 23 June 1945

Ground Loop Amiens/Glisy (B-48) Cat M damage Lt James S Custer, 23-Jun-45.

L-4B 43-711 - 88TCS 438TCG 9AF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 June 2017 18:00:33 Al_Skiff Changes to events
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Date Contributor Update
11 June 2017 15:51:44 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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