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PL767

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire PL767 PR Mk XI, Built at Aldermaston.
Delivered to Benson 23-3-44, assigned to 14PRS 7PRG 8AF USAAF 20-4-44
Crashed Manor Farm, Combe Cat 5 damage, pilot Major Cecil T Haugen, KIA. 28-6-44. SOC.

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...

  • 14th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

People

  • Cecil Haugen

    Military | Major | Pilot | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
    Crash landed in poor weather after losing one engine during an operational mission on 6 Mar 1944 in F-5C #42-67113. RTD. Crashed in Spitfire PL767 due to poor weather at Manor Farm, Combe, pilot Major Cecil T Haugen, KIA. 28-6-44.

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
Manufactured Aldermaston, Reading, West Berkshire RG7, UK March 1944

Built at Aldermaston.

Delivered Royal Air Force, Benson, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 6AA, UK 23 March 1944

Delivered to Benson 23-3-44.

Assigned Mt Farm Cottage, Dorchester, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7PG, UK 20 April 1944

Assigned to 14PRS, 7PRG, 8AF, USAAF 20-4-44.

Crashed Combe, Hungerford, West Berkshire RG17, UK 28 June 1944

Crashed due to weather conditions at Manor Farm, Combe Cat 5 damage, pilot Major Cecil T Haugen, KIA. 28-6-44.

Struck Off Charge SOC Mt Farm Cottage, Dorchester, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7PG, UK 29 June 1944

Struck Off Charge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2015 17:40:35 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=PL767
https://www.fold3.com/page/638646258_cecil_t%20haugen/details/

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