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Augusto M Govoni

Military

Nov 13 1943 on target towing mission, given orders to abandon the Lysander III AX358 when after 35 minutes it was discovered both the right bomb rack and the right landing gear were missing. Ac was flown to the coast and crashed after both of the crew members had safely baled out.

Served as commanding officer of the 2nd Gunnery and Tow Target Flight from November 1944-8 April 1945.

Service

Units served with

  • VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    Command
    VIII Fighter Command was established as VIII Interceptor Command at Selfridge Field on 2 February 1942.

  • 2nd Gunnery & Tow Target Flight

    2nd Gunnery & Tow Target Flight

    Flight
    Activated on 1 February 1943 as the 2nd Provisional Gunnery Flight, at Goxhill as part of VIII Fighter Command's fighter training establishment. ...

Aircraft

  • P9122

    Lysander
    Westland Lysander Mk II, assigned to 1st Gunnery & Tow Target Flight, 333rd Service Group, 8th Air Force.

  • T1469

    Lysander
    Westland Lysander Mk III T1469, assigned to 2nd Gunnery & Tow Target Flight, 8th Air Force. A/C abandoned due to mechanical failure, pilot Lt Augusto M Govoni baled out 13-Nov-43. SOC 14-Nov-43.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2019 16:13:14 Emily Changes to firstname, highest rank and biography
Sources

Freeman, Mighty Eighth War Manual, p128

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of 8th & 9th Afs, Vol I by Bishop & Hey p. 372

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