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NS619 Post USAAF in RAF markings at RAF Watton dispersal.



  • 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...

  • 654th Bomb Squadron


  • Kenneth McGriffin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 535BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Todd C. Crew ETD. Assigned for 2nd tour to 654BS, 25BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.


  • NS619

    Landing accident - RAF Watton, 22/3/45 - Substantial damage - Kenneth McGriffin (pilot). Struck Off Charge 03/05/45.


  • 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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31 December 2014 15:46:50 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations