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P-51 Mustang

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



  • 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

    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

    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...


  • 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

  • Shelton Monroe

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    Captain Monroe was from Waycross, Georgia. He entered the 4th Fighter Group, 334th Squadron in January 1944, where he was assigned until January 1945, when he was transferred to the 335th Squadron until April 1945. In April he was transferred to the...


  • 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...


Event Location Date
Crashed Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 29 April 1944

Landing accident Debden Cat 3 damage 29-Apr-44 pilot Maj Shelton W Monroe.


Date Contributor Update
04 March 2016 17:29:21 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations