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42-12775

F-5 Lightning

F-5 Lightning 42-12775, 13th PRS, 7th PRG, 8th AF, lost on photo recon mission from Mount Farm to Antwerp, missing 4th April 1943 near Antwerp, Belgium, presumed down in the North Sea. Pilot Jack R Campbell MIA/KIA. MACR 15.
Possibly the plane was shot down over the North Sea by Fw.Edwin Roden of 4./JG1.

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...

  • 13th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

People

  • Jack Campbell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
    Pilot F-5 Lightning 42-12775, 13th PRS, 7th PRG, 8th AF, lost on photo recon mission from Mount Farm to Antwerp, missing 4th April 1943 near Antwerp, Belgium, presumed down in the North Sea. MIA/KIA. MACR 15. ...

Missions

  • VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    4 April 1943
    13th Photographic Rreconnaisance Squadron despatches 3 F-5's to gather photographic images of potential targets in Belgium and northern France. 1 F-5 is reported MIA near Antwerp, Belgium.

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
Failed to Return (FTR) Antwerp, Belgium 4 April 1943

Lost on photo recon mission from Mount Farm to Antwerp, missing 4th April 1943 near Antwerp, Belgium, presumed down in the North Sea. Pilot Jack R Campbell MIA/KIA. MACR 15.

Crashed North Sea 4 April 1943

Possibly the plane was shot down over the North Sea by Fw.Edwin Roden of 4./JG1.

Manufactured Burbank, CA, USA

Built by Lockheed Vega.

Delivered

To USAAF.

Assigned RAF Mount Farm Dorchester, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7PG, UK

13th PRS, 7th PRG, 8th AF.

Shipped Overseas Speke, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

Dismantled, shipped overseas, Rebuilt abroad.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 June 2015 20:25:18 Lee8thbuff Changes to mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 30-Jun-2015. Made connection to Mission within exsiting website data.

Date Contributor Update
25 June 2015 22:13:15 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=15 MACR bare bones.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=15 MACR Details.

Date Contributor Update
25 June 2015 22:12:49 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=15 MACR bare bones.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=15 MACR Details.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 15 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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