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Aircraft: 230002

Ron Leigh 230002 "THE WAAC HUNTER"

Photo from Frank Murphy showing Laden Maiden XR-J and WAAC Hunter XR-F. 

NAMES: The WAAC Hunter



Assigned to original cadre, Crew 5 --- Aircraft name: The WAAC Hunter, Damifino


1943-03-24   Accepted into inventory
1943-04-01  Cheyenne
1943-04-15  Kearney
1943-04-17  Gore also 28-Apr-43 Hamilton
1943-05-02  Wendover also 12-May-43 Hill
1943-05-19  Wendover also 22-May-43 Kearney
1943-05-31   Dow also 2-Jun-43 Assigned to UK
1943-06-28   RFO - LKt. Glen S. Van Noy also 10-Jul-43 FTO - ba
1943-07-14   REM - #4 engine rough
1943-08-15  RES
1943-08-17  FTR - Fighters - Roxheim, Germany
1943-08-17  FTR - Fighters - Roxheim, Germany

Pilot Info

Crew: 1 KIA, 9 POW

Related Info: : SHOTLAND, HENRY P




The GPS map of the crash site of The Waac Hunter courtesy of Tom Thompsen