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Bisterne

Military site : airfield

Built as an Advanced Landing Ground for the RAF in 1943, it was developed for use by the Ninth Air Force in 1943-1944. The 371st Fighter Group used the airfield, before it was closed and returned to agriculture in 1944-45.

Service

People

  • Eric Doorly

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 371st Fighter Group
    Joined RAFVR, service pilot training, assigned to 133S, flew on Dieppe raid air cover ...

  • Edmond Goolsbee

    Military | Major | Pilot / Op's officer | 371st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 406FS, 371FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Edwin Taylor

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 371st Fighter Group
    Joined RAFVR, operational training at OTU, assigned to 121S, transferred to 133S. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-26551

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 405FS, 371FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) armed recce Hirschberg area, suffered mechanical failure of propeller, headed for base, engine failed bellied in. 11-Apr-45 Leon L Hooper Jr RTD MACR 14107.

  • 42-28426

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47D 42-28426 Thunderbolt 406th FS, 371st FG, 9th AF, Taxiing out to runway and hit by out of control landing P-47D 42-26294. Pilot Major William J Daley gravely wounded in crash and died next day. 9 September 1944, at Voisins A-58.

  • 42-26294

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Republic P-47D Thunderbolt 42-26294 404th FS, 371st FG, 9th AF USAAF. Crashed on landing and collided with P-47D 42-28426 pilot 2nd Lt William R Myles. Voisins A-58. 9-9-44.

  • 42-75252

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 405FS, 371FG, 9AF USAAF. Crash Landing Bisterne/Sta 415 Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt Eugene E Sanderson KIA, 12-Apr-44.

  • 44-20201

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 404FS, 371FG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 42-27376

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 404FS, 371FG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 42-28929

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 405FS, 371FG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 44-32979

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 405FS, 371FG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 44-33219 'Always Marge!'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 404FS, 371FG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 44-200284

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 404FS, 371FG, 9AF USAAF.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Roger Freeman, Airfields of the Ninth Then and Now (London, 1994)

Chris Ashworth, Action Stations 5: Military Airfields of the South-West (Cambridge, 1982)

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