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42-106429

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to return, shot down in combat with Bf109,
crashed near Hamburg 24-May-44. Pilot 2nd Lt Harry E Jennings KIA MACR 5287.

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 8th Air Force

People

  • Harry Jennings

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to return, shot down in combat by Bf109, P-51B 42-106429 crashed near Hamburg 24-May-44. Jennings KIA. MACR 5287.

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 Hamburg, Germany 24 May 1944 – 24 May 1944

Failed to return, shot down in combat with Bf109,
crashed near Hamburg 24-May-44. Pilot 2nd Lt Harry E Jennings KIA MACR 5287.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 April 2016 20:21:06 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=106429&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-106429&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28627437

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5287 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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