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Tiger Moth

de Havilland Tiger Moth DE262, assigned to HQ Sqn, 85th Service Group 8th AF USAAF.




  • Edwin Cook

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 360FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Hannover, crashed near Nienburg on 19-May-44 in P-47D 43-25294 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 5103. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.


  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...


Event Location Date
Crashed Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Suffolk, UK 26 April 1944

Landing accident Martlesham Heath Cat 3 damage, pilot 2nd Lt Edwin D Cook, 26-Apr-44.

HQ Sqn 85th SerG 8AF.

Struck Off Charge SOC Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Suffolk, UK 4 September 1944

Struck Off Charge 4-Sep-44.

Manufactured Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK

Built at de Havilland.

Assigned Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Suffolk, UK

Assigned to HQ Sqn, 85th Service Group 8th AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
31 January 2016 16:28:42 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations