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43-7032

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR), lost contact with section in climbing turn in cloud, aircraft crashed Onkerzele, Belgium. German records indicate aircraft had been struck by lightning. Pilot Lt Killed in Action KIA. MACR 5669.

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...

  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    335th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 335th Fighter Squadron was the offspring of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF. Formed on 21 May 1941, No. 121 was the second of the three Eagle Squadrons composed of American volunteers flying out of England. They were known as the "Chiefs" and were...

People

  • Robert Homuth

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Crash Landing Engine Failure Pevensey Beach in P-51B 43-6718, 20-Apr-44, Returned to Duty (RTD). Failed to Return (FTR), lost contact with section in climbing turn in cloud, aircraft P-51B 43-7032 crashed Onkerzele,...

  • Joe Keefhaver

    Military | Staff Sergeant
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: AM, Bronze Star, WWII Victory, EAME(6 battle satrs), Good Conduct.

  • George Stanford

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. On bomber escort to Budapest, shot down in the Budapest area after squadron engaged by 20+ Bf109’s. Lt Stanford Jr POW. 2-Jul-44. MACR 6799. Awards: AM, DFC, POW, WWII Victory.

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 Onkerzele, 9500 Geraardsbergen, Belgium 31 May 1944 – 31 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR), lost contact with section in climbing turn in cloud, aircraft crashed Onkerzele, Belgium. German records indicate aircraft had been struck by lightning. Pilot Lt Killed in Action KIA. MACR 5669.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 April 2016 20:42:26 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=7032
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=5669
https://www.fold3.com/image/28631952/?terms=43-7032

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

MACR 5669 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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