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de Havilland DH98 Mosquito PR XVI "D" NS585, 653rd Bombardment Squadron, 25th Bombardment Group, 8th AF, RAF Watton. Transferred to Armee de l'Air 10-07-1946.



  • 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. ...

  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb Group

    The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...

  • 653rd Bomb Squadron


  • NS585

    Transferred to Armee de l'Air, 10/7/46.


  • Watton

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1939 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Watton was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in mid-1943. Improved initially with a single steel mat runway in 1943, plus 41 loop and 12 pan hardstandings, a...


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30 December 2014 17:30:22 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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