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Tiger Moth

de Havilland Tiger Moth DE932 assigned to 311th Ferry Squadron, 8th AF USAAF. Written off in a forced landing at Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, due to fuel exhaustion, pilot Lt Frank A Forsyth, 24-Oct-43.




  • Frank Forsyth

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    Crashed 1 September 1944. Evaded (EVD). in P-47 'Fearless Fosdick' 42-26141. DFC, AM 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, EAME campaign ribbon, AF commendation with 2 clusters 2-(Study 85)

  • John Harris

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4230649. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William McGuire

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). Detached to 107th SQ RAF on July 30, 1943 when lost on mission to Holland in ac Boston BZ293. WOM Cambridge

  • Garfield Severson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | passenger | Base Air Depot 2
    October 24, 1943, Tiger Moth II DE932 ran out of gas on a local transition flight after a delayed takeoff. AC carried RAF roundels.


  • Aldermaston

    Military site : airfield
    Aldermaston was built for RAF use in 1941-1942, and handed over to the Eighth Air Force in 1942. It was home to several Troop Carrier Groups, and became an airfield of the Ninth Air Force in 1943. Handed back to the RAF in 1945, it was placed on Care...

  • Membury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training base, Membury was built during 1942, and then upgraded in 1943 after allocation to the USAAF as a reconnaissance or transport base, with maintenance and repair depot facilities. It had eventually three concrete...

  • Warton

    Military site : airfield
    Built as a satellite airfield for Squires Gate, it was earmarked for US use even before America entered the Second World War. Its location made it ideal for use as a depot station, where incoming US aircraft could be processed and moved on to active...


Event Location Date
Crashed Aldermaston, Reading, West Berkshire RG7, UK 18 December 1942

Landing accident Stall/Spin RAF Aldermaston, Berkshire, Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt William M McGuire, 18-Dec-42.

153OS 37OG AAF Sta 466 (RAF Membury)

Crashed Squires Gate, Blackpool, Blackpool, Blackpool FY4, UK 16 August 1943

Taxiing accident Squires Gate Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt John E Harriss, 16-Aug-43.


Crashed Stockton-on-Tees, Stockton-on-Tees, UK 24 October 1943

Written off in a forced landing at Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, due to fuel exhaustion. Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt Frank A Forsyth, 24-Oct-43. Passenger Lt Garfield H Severson.


Struck Off Charge SOC Warton, Morpeth, Northumberland NE65, UK 26 October 1943

Struck Off Charge.

Manufactured Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK

Built at de Havilland.

Delivered England, UK

Delivered to RAF MU.

Assigned England, UK

Assigned to 311th Ferry Squadron, 8th AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
01 February 2016 11:32:22 Al_Skiff Changes to events, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
31 January 2016 18:56:39 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations