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Llanbedr

Military site : airfield

USAAF lodger units occupied this RAF station from 1942-1944, including the 14th Fighter Group.

Service

Units

  • 1st Gunnery & Tow Target Flight

    1st Gunnery & Tow Target Flight

    Flight
    Activated on 1 February 1943 as 1st Provisional Gunnery Flight at Atcham as part of VIII Fighter Command's fighter training establishment. ...

People

  • Woodrow Hopkins

    Military | Captain | Commanding Officer
    Commanding officer of the 1st Gunnery and Tow Target Flight from January 1943- December 1943. On 18 February 1943 experienced a taxying accident in Spitfire BL660 at RAF Perton.

Aircraft

  • V9665

    Lysander
    Westland Lysander V9665 Mk IIa assigned to 6 Ferry Group, 8AF USAAF. 357 Sqn RAF - ran off runway and caught fire at Mingaladon, Burma after swinging off, take off in cross wind, 26-Oct-45.

  • V9512

    Lysander
    Westland Lysander V9512 Mk III assigned to 8AF USAAF. Ground looped Llanbedr 5-May-43.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / David J Smith, Action Stations 3: Military Airfields of Wales and the North-West (Cambridge, 1981)

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