Airspeed Oxford X7186, assigned to 493rd Fighter Squadron, 48th Fighter Group, 9AF USAAF.
The Group moved to England in March 1944 and were stationed at Ibsley where the pilots trained in P-47s in preparation for the Allied invasion of Normandy. The wartime motto was in Latin 'vulneratus non victus' (Unconquered even though wounded). ...
Military site : airfield
Built during 1940-41 as a fighter base satellite for RAF Middle Wallop, Ibsley opened in 1941 when incomplete. It eventually had three concrete runways, 18 hardstandings plus 18 double pen dispersals, and two Bellman plus 12 blister hangars, after...
|Crashed||Ibsley, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24, UK||15 May 1944|
Taxiing accident Ibsley/Sta 347 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt James W Stubblefield, 15-May-44.
493FS 48FG 347 9
|Manufactured||Christchurch, Dorset, UK|
Built at Airspeed.
Delivered to RAF MU.
|Assigned||Ibsley, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24, UK|
Assigned to 493rd Fighter Squadron, 48th Fighter Group, 9AF USAAF.
|07 February 2016 18:03:25||Al_Skiff||Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations|