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.
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...
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.
Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 339th Fighter Group
Assigned to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
Prisoner of War (POW) crashed due to mechanical failure near Altgoedens in P-51 #4413980
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...
|Manufactured||Inglewood, CA, USA||1944|
Built at North American.
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.
|14 October 2016 19:49:17||Al_Skiff||Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations|
|27 September 2014 18:41:44||AAM||AAM ingest|
MACR 9232 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database