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Tiger Moth

de Havilland Tiger Moth DE826, assigned to HQ Sqn, 67 Obs Grp, 8AF USAAF.




  • Lawrence McKee

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Crashed after aborting the take off due to the top hatch blowing off on a local training flight on 17 Mar 1944 in HAVOC II #AH508. RTD.


  • Heston

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1929 as a civil, private Air Park, Heston was the first airfield in Britain to have an ...

  • 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...


Event Location Date
Crashed Membury, Axminster, Devon EX13, UK 17 October 1942

Taxiing accident RAF Membury, Berks Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Lawrence S Mckee, 17-Oct-42. Struck a "YMCA" Tea Truck where an Elizabeth Bissley and a second unknown person were posted.

HqSq 67OG 8AF

Crashed St Breock, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27, UK 4 April 1943

de Havilland Tiger Moth DE826 of the USAAF from Heston Airport, Middlesex crashed at Hay Crock Farm, St Breock 2½ miles SSW of Wadebridge Police Station. The aircraft was wrecked but the two occupants were safe. 4-Apr-43.

Manufactured Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK

Built at de Havilland

Delivered England, UK

Delivered to RAF MU.

Assigned Membury, Axminster, Devon EX13, UK

Assigned to HQ Sqn, 67 Obs Grp, 8AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
01 February 2016 15:01:40 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations