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44-13980

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Bremmen. Mechanical failure Wilhelmstrassen area 26-Sep-44 Lt Paul D Fickel POW. MACR 9232.

Service

Units

  • 339th Fighter Group

    339th Fighter Group

    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...

  • 503rd Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

People

  • Edward Beavers

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Hit by flak strafing an airfield, bellied in near Cologne in P-51D 'Joanie' 44-14525 27-Nov-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10547.

  • Jerry Bush

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Paul Fickel

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed due to mechanical failure near Altgoedens in P-51 #4413980

Places

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Fowlmere, Royston SG8, UK 1944

Assigned to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Bremen, Germany 26 September 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Bremmen. Mechanical failure Wilhelmstrassen area 26-Sep-44 Lt Paul D Fickel POW. MACR 9232.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 October 2016 19:49:17 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=44-13980&Submit=S...
https://www.fold3.com/image/28723684

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

MACR 9232 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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