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T1371

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.

Service

Aircraft

  • 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.

  • LH972

    Horsa
    Airspeed Horsa glider LH972, 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. Severe damage to A/C.

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...

  • Welford

    Military site : airfield
    Welford was planned as an RAF bomber Operational Training Unit, but was instead allocated to the USAAF for use as a transport airfield. It was built in 1943 to a standard design, with a 6,000 foot runway with two shorter runways, hardstandings and two...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Smiths Lawn, Windsor Great Park, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey TW20 0HP, UK 9 November 1943

Landing accident Smith's Lawn Cat 4 damage, pilot Lt Maxwell W Roman, 9-Nov-43.

Hq Sqn 9AF

Crashed Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8, UK 8 May 1944

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. 8-May-44.
Pilot - 1st Lt John W Echols
Obs - S/Sgt Conrado G Montoya
Pass- Major Harry P Gibson
Pass - S/Sgt. Elmer G Weisa

Manufactured Christchurch, Dorset, UK

Built at Airspeed.

Delivered England, UK

Delivered to RAF MU.

Assigned

Assigned to HQ Sqn, 10th Service Group, 9AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2016 18:14:18 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, aircraft associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=T1371
http://www.ramsburyatwar.com/crashes/oxfordramsbury.htm

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