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43-6717

P-51 Mustang

This aircraft was assigned to the 334th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group in May 1944 it was the one-time personal aircraft of 1st Lt Robert Robert Hills of the 334th Fighter Squadron. It was eventually withdrawn from use three months later after suffering irreparable battle damage.

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...

  • 334th Fighter Squadron

    334th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 334th Fighter Squadron was the successor to No. 71 Eagle squadron of the Royal Air Force when the 4th Fighter Group was activated on 12 September 1942. They were based at Debden Field, Essex. The "Fighting Eagles" as they were called, flew...

People

  • Robert Hills

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    Captain Robert L. Hills was an ex-RAF Eagle Squadron pilot. ...

  • David Howe

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    David W Howe was born on 6 February 1919 at East Hickory, Pennsylvania. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941 in Toronto, Canada, and earned his wings as a Sergeant Pilot on 8 October 1942. ...

  • Raymond Larmouth

    Military | Staff 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
Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK May 1944 – August 1944

Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Withdrawn from service Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK August 1944

Withdrawn from service - battle damage.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2016 13:03:44 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations and person associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/4thfg.php?action=list_records&sort_order=...

Date Contributor Update
26 April 2015 10:22:36 apollo11 Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Personal research & 4th Fighter Group 'Debden Eagles' by Chris Bucholtz.

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