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44-13961

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Merseburg. Became separated from section in bad weather while returning from mission. Last seen NW of the Ruhr Valley. Lt Edward A Quist. POW. 8-Nov-44. MACR 10447.

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

  • Franklin Mason

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief
    One time Crew Chief for Lt. Harold H. Fredericks and Lt. Conrad C. Ingold.

  • John McFarlane

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Forced to bail out due to coolant leak over Denmark. Landed on Lolland Island near the village of Søllested. Hidden by the Danes until put on a boat for Sweden by the Danish Resistance. He arrived in Stockholm on 28...

  • Edward Quist

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. In P-51D 44-13961, became separated from his section in bad weather while returning from mission. Last seen NW of the Ruhr Valley. Prisoner of War POW 8-Nov-44. MACR 10447. ...

  • Ellsworth Schaldach

    Military | Sergeant

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 Ruhr, Germany 8 November 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Merseburg. Became separated from section in bad weather while returning from mission. Last seen NW of the Ruhr Valley. Lt Edward A Quist. POW. 8-Nov-44. MACR 10447.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 June 2016 16:45:13 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and person associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=13961&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=10447
https://www.fold3.com/image/29249455

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2015 19:16:10 apollo11 Changes to markings and place associations
Sources

Personal research & 'The Debden Eagles' by Garry L. Fry.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:44 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 10447 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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