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44-13567

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. A/C shot down while strafing when section was bounced by 50+ Bf109’s and Fw190’s. A/C last seen just as the enemy aircraft attacked. Pilot Lt Bernard Rosenson Killed in Action KIA. MACR 8145.

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

  • Bernard Rosenson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down in P-51D 44-13567 while strafing when section was bounced by 50+ Bf109’s and Fw190’s. Last seen just as the enemy aircraft attacked. Lt Rosenson Killed in Action KIA. MACR 8145.

  • James Russell

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot
    On 11 September 1944, 1st Lt. Russell had just destroyed an Fw 190 when another fighter hit him in the cockpit of his P-51 Mustang 44-14158 with a 20mm round which exploded in his cockpit and wounded him. Near Fulda, when his aircraft started to burn, ...

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 39600 La Ferté, France 18 August 1944

A/C shot down while strafing when section was bounced by 50+ Bf109’s and Fw190’s. A/C last seen just as the enemy aircraft attacked. Pilot Lt Bernard Rosenson Killed in Action KIA. MACR 8145.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 May 2016 11:27:36 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=13567&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=8145&Submit=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28699130

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8146 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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