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PL782

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire PL782 PR Mk XI, Built at Aldermaston.
Benson 2-4-44
14th PRS, 7th PRG, 8th AF USAAF 20-4-44.
Shot down on photo recon mission to Stuttgart by Lt Alfred Schreiber (EKdo 262) in Me262A-1a, WerkNr. 110372, white 3 over Lechfeld at 14:40, pilot 2nd Lt Robert B Hilborn bailed and captured 18:00 became POW, Lt. Hilborn spent the rest of the war in Stalag Luft I in Barth, Pomerania. 5th Sept 44. MACR 8667 / Luftwaffe Casualty No. J 2030

Service

Units

  • 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. ...

  • 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    Group
    Based for the majority of their service at Mount Farm, Oxfordshire, the 7th Photographic Group (Reconnaissance) took over three million intelligence photos during the course of 4,251 sorties over occupied Europe. The Group was awarded a Distinguished...

  • 14th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

People

  • Robert Hilborn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
    Shot down on photo recon mission to Stuttgart by Lt Alfred Schreiber (EKdo 262) in Me262A-1a, WerkNr. 110372, white 3 over Lechfeld at 14:40, pilot 2nd Lt Robert B Hilborn bailed and captured 18:00 became POW. 5th Sept 44. MACR 8667 / Luftwaffe...

Places

  • 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 Aldermaston, Reading, West Berkshire RG7, UK March 1944

Built at Aldermaston.

Delivered Royal Air Force Station, Benson, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 6AB, UK 2 April 1944

Delivered to RAF Benson 2-4-44.

Assigned Mount Farm Cottage, Dorchester, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7PG, UK 20 April 1944

Assigned to 14th PRS, 7th PRG, 8th AF USAAF 20-4-44.

Crashed Lechfeld, Germany 5 September 1944

Shot down on photo recon mission to Stuttgart by Lt Alfred Schreiber (EKdo 262) in Me262A-1a, WerkNr. 110372, white 3 over Lechfeld at 14:40, pilot 2nd Lt Robert B Hilborn, bailed and captured 18:00 became POW, Lt. Hilborn spent the rest of the war in Stalag Luft I in Barth, Pomerania. MACR 8667 / Luftwaffe Casualty No. J 2030

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 August 2015 20:18:59 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

Spitfire Production List.

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2015 20:25:05 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com / MACR 8667 / http://lostaircraft.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8667 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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