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43-6903

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) target support mission to Berlin.
Tangling with superior numbers of enemy fighters at Wittenburg. Limping home alone with a flakey engine he caught site of an enemy bomber as he neared the Channel. Chose to attack and shoot down the He111. Now, low on fuel, he attempted to make the Spanish border but crashed just inside of occupied France. Pilot Lt Phillip Dunn POW. 3-Mar-44. MACR 3050.

Service

Units

  • 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. ...

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

People

  • Tony Cardella

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief

  • Philip Dunn

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 4th Fighter Group
    Flight leader 336th FS 4th FG ...

  • Jack Raphael

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine
    Flight leader 336th FS 4th FG Aug. 1943- June 1944. ...

Places

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Southern France 3 March 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) target support mission to Berlin.
Tangling with superior numbers of enemy fighters at Wittenburg. Limping home alone with a flakey engine he caught site of an enemy bomber as he neared the Channel. Chose to attack and shoot down the He111. Now, low on fuel, he attempted to make the Spanish border but crashed just inside of occupied France. Pilot Lt Phillip Dunn POW. 3-Mar-44. MACR 3050.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 June 2016 17:03:44 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=6903
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=3050
https://www.fold3.com/image/37107272/?terms=43-6903
http://usafunithistory.com/PDF/0300/336%20FIGHTER%20SQ.pdf

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3050 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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