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Airspeed Oxford Mk I assigned to 353rd Fighter Group, 8AF USAAF.



  • 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. ...

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...


  • John Rose

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to HQ, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.


  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...


Event Location Date
Crashed Raydon, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7, UK 20 May 1944

Forced Landing out of fuel Raydon/ nr Sta 157 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt John B Rose Jr, 20-May-44.

353FG 8AF

Manufactured Christchurch, Dorset, UK

Built at Airspeed.

Delivered England, UK

Delivered to RAF MU.

Assigned Raydon, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7, UK

Assigned to 353rd Fighter Group, 8AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
05 February 2016 13:06:09 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations