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42-103796

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Strausberg 28-Aug-44. Pilot 1st Lt Ferris Harris KIA. MACR 8301.

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

  • Frank Blankschaen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief | 4th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: Bronze Star, WWII Victory, EAME (6 battle stars), Good conduct.

  • Ferris Harris

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Strasbourg 28-Aug-44 in P-51B 42-103796. 1st Lt Harris KIA. MACR 8301. Awards: AM (4 OLC), PH.

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 Strausberg, Germany 28 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Strausberg 28-Aug-44. Pilot 1st Lt Ferris Harris KIA. MACR 8301.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 June 2016 20:12:15 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=103796&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=8301
https://www.fold3.com/image/28688379/?terms=42-103796

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

MACR 8301 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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