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Daniel R Scott

Military

After takeoff from Atcham on a sector reconnaisannce mission in Spitfire VB P7849, involved in a mid air collision with another plane from the same squadron. The other pilot was Edward D. Smith in Spitfire VB BL660. Planes went down near Wellington, Shropshire. Killed nonoperational.

Service

Units served with

  • 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. ...

  • 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group

    67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group

    Group
    The four Squadrons of the 67th Recon Group (12th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron; 107th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron; 109th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron and 153rd Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron)...

  • 109th Reconnaissance Squadron

Aircraft

  • P7849 'Armagh'

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire P7849 Mk IIa, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

Associated Place

  • 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...

  • Membury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training base, Membury was built during 1942, and then upgraded in 1943 after allocation to the USAAF as a reconnaissance or transport base, with maintenance and repair depot facilities. It had eventually three concrete...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Coleman County, Texas 31 July 1919

Coleman County, Texas , USA.

Enlisted Texas, USA May 1941

Entered the Air Force in May 1941.

Pilot Training Calgary, AB, Canada June 1941 – March 1942

Trained at Canadian Flying School, Calgary, Canada.

Shipped overseas Merseyside, UK April 1942

Left for ETO in April, 1942.

Assigned Membury, Axminster, Devon EX13, UK May 1942

Assigned to 109 Ob Sqn, 67th Obs Grp, 8th AF USAAF.

Died Wellington, Telford, Telford and Wrekin, UK 29 March 1943

After takeoff from Atcham on a sector reconnaissance mission in Spitfire VB P7849, involved in a mid air collision with another plane from the same squadron. The other pilot was Edward D. Smith in Spitfire VB BL660. Planes went down near Wellington, Shropshire. Killed nonoperational.

Buried US Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77038, USA

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio
Bexar County, Texas, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 September 2015 10:39:34 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Scott&GSfn=Daniel&...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop and Hey p. 94

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