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42-4478

P-39 Airacobra

P-39L 42-4478 301st FS, 332nd FG, 12th AF, lost on training flight from Montecorvino airbase. Cause unknown, disappeared in clouds in location of Mt Vesuvius. 24th Feb 1944. Pilot 2nd Lt Harry J Daniels KIA. MACR 2700 and MACR 4475

Service

Units

  • 332nd Fighter Group

    332nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The United States entered World War II with a military that was segregated by race and remained segregated until 1948. War Department planners generally placed White and African-American Army personnel in separate units during World War II. ...

  • 301st Fighter Squadron

    301st Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 301st was one of four African-American fighter squadrons to enter combat during World War II. ...

People

  • Harry Daniels

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Pilot P-39L 42-4478 301st FS, 332nd FG, 12th AF, lost on training flight from Montecorvino airbase. Cause unknown, disappeared in clouds in location of Mt Vesuvius. 24th Feb 1944. KIA. MACR 2700. MACR 4475.

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Wheatfield, NY, USA

Built by Bell, Buffalo, New York, USA.

Delivered

To USAAF.

Assigned Naples International Airport (NAP), Viale F. Ruffo di Calabria, 80144 Napoli NA, Italy

Assigned to 301st FS, 332nd FG, 12th AF.

Shipped Overseas

Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.

Crashed Mount Vesuvius, Vesuvio National Park, 80044 Ottaviano, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy

Lost on training flight from Montecorvino airbase. Cause unknown, disappeared in clouds in location of Mt Vesuvius. 24th Feb 1944. Pilot 2nd Lt Harry J Daniels KIA. MACR 2700.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2017 10:31:10 general ira snapsorter Changes to description and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28737499
https://www.fold3.com/image/28650269

Date Contributor Update
08 July 2015 12:49:50 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events and person associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=2700&Submit=Go MACR bare bones.
http://www.fold3.com/image/28650269/ MACR Details.

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