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44-14004

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Major John Aitken Jr. Re-assigned to Capt Robert H Ammon. Lost in take-off accident. 18-Nov-44. Lt Elmer E Haidle killed in Action KIA.

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. ...

  • 339th Fighter Group

    339th Fighter Group

    Group
    In the years before deployment to the UK, the Group had been designated as a Bombardment Group (Dive) and trained in A-24 and A-25 dive-bombers and P-39 Airacobras. When, in April 1944, they joined the Eighth Air Force in Britain though, the pilots...

  • 503rd Fighter Squadron

People

  • John Aitken

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    First tour of operations in the Mediterranean flying Spitfires in the 2FS, 52FG, 15AF USAAF as a Lieutenant. Credited with two victories and one shared in 1943. For second tour, assigned to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with three aerial victories....

  • Robert Ammon

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed (End) 1st Tour of Duty (ETD). 2nd tour 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed (End) 2nd Tour of Duty (ETD). Credited with 5...

  • Elmer Haidle

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Oct. 25, 1944-July 20, 1945, hometown Greenock, PA

  • William Helliger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 339th Fighter Group

  • Robert Markle

    Military | Sergeant | Armorer | 339th Fighter Group

Places

  • Fowlmere

    Military site : airfield
    Just as nearby Duxford was known as the 'Duck pond' by American airmen, so Fowlmere was known as 'the Hen Puddle' because of the wet conditions that pervaded the bases during the winter of 1943-1944. The 339th Fighter Group had no choice but to persist...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American Aviation.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Fowlmere, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8, UK 1944

Assigned to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Fowlmere, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8, UK 18 November 1944

Lost in take-off accident. 18-Nov-44. Lt Elmer E Haidle killed in Action KIA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 June 2016 23:35:10 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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