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42-103332

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Rouen area. A/C hit by flak in engine attempting to bomb train in ravine, engine oil spilling from nose to tail. A/C abandoned Lyons area. Pilot 1st Lt Oscar Lajeunesse baled out EVD. 6-Jun-44. MACR 5610.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 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

  • Oscar LaJeunesse

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Rouen area. Hit by flak in engine attempting to bomb train in ravine, engine oil spilling from nose to tail. A/C P-51B 42-103332 abandoned Lyons area. 1st Lt Lajeunesse baled...

  • Neil Van Wyk

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 4th Fighter Group
    Captain Neil Van Wyk flew with both the 336th and 335th Fighter Squadrons. ...

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 Lyon, France 6 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Rouen area. A/C hit by flak in engine attempting to bomb train in ravine, engine oil spilling from nose to tail. A/C abandoned Lyons area. Pilot 1st Lt Oscar Lajeunesse baled out EVD. MACR 5610.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 June 2016 18:43:46 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=103332&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=5610
https://www.fold3.com/image/28622838

Date Contributor Update
04 June 2016 17:57:29 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=103332&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=5610
https://www.fold3.com/image/28622838

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5610 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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