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43-6844

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Up on a local flight to practice dogfighting, aircraft was seen to flip on its back and go straight into the deck. Crashed 2 miles west of Littlebury, England. Pilot 1st Lt Peter Lehman KIFA.

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...

  • 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

  • Elwood Briel

    Military | Staff Sergeant

  • Peter Lehman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Son of the governor of New York City. Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed during a training excercise near Littlebury, Essex on 31 Mar 1944 in P-51B #43-6844. KIFA.

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 Littlebury, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 31 March 1944

Up on a local flight to practice dogfighting, aircraft was seen to flip on its back and go straight into the deck. Crashed 2 miles west of Littlebury, England. Pilot 1st Lt Peter Lehman KIFA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2016 10:44:15 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=43-6844&Submit4=Go
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_le...

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