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44-14098

P-51 Mustang

Assigned 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

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...

  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    335th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 335th Fighter Squadron was the offspring of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF. Formed on 21 May 1941, No. 121 was the second of the three Eagle Squadrons composed of American volunteers flying out of England. They were known as the "Chiefs" and were...

People

  • Ernest Cool

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief

  • George Green

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Captain George D. Green is famous for his daring piggyback rescue of Major Pierce McKennon, his Squadron CO, in a P-51 Mustang on 18 March 1945. ...

  • Hugh Lindsay

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot

  • James Russell

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot
    On 11 September 1944, 1st Lt. Russell had just destroyed an Fw 190 when another fighter hit him in the cockpit of his P-51 Mustang 44-14158 with a 20mm round which exploded in his cockpit and wounded him. Near Fulda, when his aircraft started to burn, ...

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 29 January 1945

Landing accident Debden/Sta 356 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt George D Green, 29-Jan-45.

335FS 4FG 8AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 March 2016 18:22:43 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=44-14098
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=+44-14098
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/335_co...

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