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43-6591

P-51 Mustang

Assigned 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Later a 334FS hack A/C.

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

  • Harry Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed at Woodbridge returning from a show. A/C P-51K 44-12154 was seen to emerge from the clouds with its port wing on fire, then dove 700ft straight into the deck. KIA. 26-Mar-45. Awards: PH.

  • David Needham

    Military | Fighter Pilot

  • Harry Noon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Struck trees while attacking ground targets. His aircraft was seen to “flick several times,” turn over on its back and hit the ground, skidding a short distance before exploding. KIA. MACR 5571.

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
Crashed Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK

Taxiing accident Debden/Sta 356 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Harry L Davis, 30-Dec-44.

334FS 4FG 8AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2016 19:59:18 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=43-6591
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=43-6591&Submit=Se...

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