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43-7098

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR), A/C was last seen at the start of a big dogfight in the same area. Shot down near Celle, Germany. 8-Ap-44. Pilot Capt Frank R Boyles Killed in action KIA. MACR 3612.

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...

  • Headquarters (4th Fighter Group)

    Headquarters (4th Fighter Group)

    Headquarters
    The Headquarters Squadron was made up of true leaders. Most had flown Hurricanes, Spitfires, Thunderbolts and Mustangs. ...

People

  • Frank Boyles

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Joined RAFVR, service pilot training in US, shipped overseas to ETO, operational training at OTU, assigned to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF, transferred to 335 FS, 4th FG, 8AF USAAF 16-9-42, promoted to 1st Lieutenant 26-10-42, promoted to Captain 1-9-43,...

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 Celle, Germany 8 April 1944 – 8 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR), A/C was last seen at the start of a big dogfight in the same area. Shot down near Celle, Germany. 8-Ap-44. Pilot Capt Frank R Boyles Killed in action KIA. MACR 3612.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 April 2016 14:40:52 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=7098
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=3612

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

MACR 3612 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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