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44-72181

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 336 FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. One-time personal aircraft of 4th Fighter Group Commanding Officer, Colonel Everett W. Stewart.
Crew Chief: S/Sgt Glesner Weckbacher. Ass't Crew Chief: S/Sgt L. K. Brown. Armourer: Cpl Vervene W. Young.
Crashed due to weather, while being ferried from Debden to Speke, at Castleshaw Moor, pilot Lt Harold H Frederick KIA, 29-May-45.

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

  • Lewis Brown

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Assistant Crew Chief

  • Harold Frederick

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Lt. Harold H. Fredericks was shot down by flak on 6 June 1944. He evaded capture and was returned to duty. ...

  • Everett Stewart

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Group Commander | 352nd Fighter Group
    CO 4th FG Feb 1945 - Sept 1945 ...

  • Glesner Weckbacher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief
    Glesner Werkbacher served with the 4th Fighter Group between 1942 and 26 August 1945. He was promoted to Staff Sergeant on 1 April 1943. He participated in Operation FRANTIC II, the Russia Shuttle mission, June - July 1944.

  • Vervene Young

    Military | Corporal | Armourer
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

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
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American Aviation.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 1944

Assigned to 336 FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Castle Shaw Rd, Stockport, Stockport SK2 5ND, UK 29 May 1945

Crashed due to weather, while being ferried from Debden to Speke, at Castleshaw Moor Cat 4 damage, pilot Lt Harold H Frederick KIA, 29-May-45.

336FS 4FG 8AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2016 18:39:36 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=44-72181&Submit4=Go
http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/pages/peakdistrict/peakdistrict4...

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2016 10:50:31 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames, description, events, unit associations and person associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=44-72181&Submit4=Go
http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/pages/peakdistrict/peakdistrict4...

Date Contributor Update
18 June 2015 09:11:26 santini99 Changes to production block number
Sources

add production block no.

Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 20:04:20 apollo11 Changes to manufacturer and description
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2014 14:33:59 Emily Changes to markings, unit associations and media associations
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Added markings based on associated media

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2014 15:29:28 Lucy May Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, nicknames, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Created an entry for this aircraft based on the caption of FRE 5355.

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