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Idyllic rural scene featuring Lockheed F-5 Lightning 42-12981 of the 14th PRS, 7th PRG, 8th AF at Mount Farm 1st July 1943. A/C Failed to Return (FTR) from photo reconnaissance mission to Germany 8 June 1944. Pilot Capt Robert R Nelson. KIA. See Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) 5490 for details.

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  • Robert Nelson

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Pilot Lockheed F-5 Lightning 42-12981 of the 14th PRS, 7th PRG, 8th AF. Departed Mount farm with Capt Cassaday on a photo-recce operation of marshalling yards at Hasselt, Belgium. Nelson was shot down by the Flak placed on the Philipsworks (Buildings...

Aircraft

  • 42-12981

    F-5 Lightning
    Lockheed F-5 Lightning 42-12981 of the 14th PRS, 7th PRG, 8th AF. Departed Mount farm with pilot Capt Robert R Nelson and Capt Cassaday on a photo-recce operation of marshalling yards at Hasselt, Belgium. Nelson was shot down by the Flak placed on the...

Locations

  • 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...

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Date Contributor Update
25 June 2015 17:08:04 Lucy May Changes to caption and person associations
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Associated to Robert Nelson from information in the image caption.
Also, as a clarification, this US Official photo is from Fold3 rather than being part of the Roger Freeman collection.

Date Contributor Update
25 June 2015 12:08:14 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.

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