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P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 505FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort mission, suffered engine failure, A/C abandoned. Pilot Lt Albert A Zimmerman Evaded EVD. 2-Nov-44. MACR 10432.



  • 339th Fighter Group

    339th Fighter Group

    In the years before deployment to the UK, the Group had been designated as a Bombardment Group (Dive) and trained in A-24 and A-25 dive-bombers and P-39 Airacobras. When, in April 1944, they joined the Eighth Air Force in Britain though, the pilots...

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter 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

    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...

  • 354th Fighter Squadron
  • 505th Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force


  • Melvin Dickey

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Enlisted from Tampa, Florida, Melvin was assigned to the 4th Fighter Group, 336th Squadron from 12 July 1944 to 6 June 1945, at which time he was transferred back to the U.S. ...

  • Clarence Graham

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 355th Fighter Group

  • Joseph Joiner

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Joseph Joiner grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he dreamed of being a fighter pilot as he watched the Navy planes fly overhead from the Naval Air Station. When the war started, he applied to both the Navy and the Army pilot training programmes....

  • Albert Zimmerman

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Crashed near Voorthuisen on 2 Nov 44 in P-51 44-13630.


  • 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...

  • Fowlmere

    Military site : airfield
    Just as nearby Duxford was known as the 'Duck pond' by American airmen, so Fowlmere was known as 'the Hen Puddle' because of the wet conditions that pervaded the bases during the winter of 1943-1944. The 339th Fighter Group had no choice but to persist...

  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...


Event Location Date
Crashed Nijkerk, Netherlands 2 November 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort mission, suffered engine failure, A/C abandoned. Pilot Lt Albert A Zimmerman Evaded EVD. 2-Nov-44. MACR 10432.


Date Contributor Update
12 June 2016 12:44:20 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations

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

MACR 10432 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database