Lt T B O'Bannon of Germantown, PA. 7th PRG. Mount Farm. sun bathing atop F-5 Lightning 42-12778 'Dim View', Mount Farm, 1st July 1943.
Military | Captain | Photo Reconnaissance Pilot
Killed in crash near Mt. Farm. Killed in the line of duty. He took an F5A to make a test flight with a Mosquito and Spitfire. While in a power dive the elevator trim tab push-rod broke causing the tail of his a/c to break off. ETO Ribbon, Air Medal
Failed to Return (FTR). Lockheed F-5A-3 Lightning 42-12778 31st PRS, 10th PRG, 9th AF . 7th May 1944. Belgium. Pilot Fred Kay Hayes. KIA. MACR 5534.
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...
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