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HG922

Horsa

Airspeed Horsa glider HG922, assigned to 437th TCG, 8th AF USAAF. Airspeed Oxford Mk II - T1371 'Windy Lynn' stalled on takeoff with loss of directional control and crashed onto parked line of gliders. mild damage to A/C.

Service

Aircraft

  • T1371 'Windy Lynn'

    Oxford
    Airspeed Oxford Mk II - T1371 'Windy Lynn' assigned to HQ Sqn, 10th Service Group, 9AF USAAF. Stalled on takeoff with loss of directional control and crashed onto parked line of gliders. Destroyed 1 x Waco glider and damaged 2 x Horsa gliders.

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. ...

  • 437th Troop Carrier Group

    437th Troop Carrier Group

    Group
    Constituted as the 437th Troop Carrier Group on 15 April 1943, it was activated on 01 May 1943 in Dunnellon, FL. They trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft for duty overseas with the Ninth Air Force. They moved to England during January and February of...

Places

  • Ramsbury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training station, Ramsbury was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 28 pan and 24 loop hardstandings, and two T2...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8, UK 8 May 1944

Ground accident Ramsbury/Sta 469 Cat 2 damage, parked A/C 8-May-44.

8AF

Manufactured Cowley, Oxford, Oxford OX4, UK

Built at Austin Motor Co.

Assigned Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8, UK

Assigned to 437th TCG, 8th AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2016 15:09:10 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbaat.asp?theAT=horsa
http://www.ramsburyatwar.com/crashes/oxfordramsbury.htm

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