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42-106555

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Searching for ground targets to strafe, unit turned to attack 30+ enemy fighters, shot down in independant dogfight. 18-Aug-44. pilot Lt Leo Dailey KIA. MACR 8143.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    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

  • Leo Dailey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Whilst searching for a ground target to strafe, his section turned to engage 30 enemy fighters, Dailey was shot down in individual combat. crashed near Beaumont, France in P-51B 42-106555. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR...

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 Beaumont, France 18 August 1944 – 18 August 1944

Searching for ground targets to strafe, unit turned to attack 30+ enemy fighters, shot down in independant dogfight. 18-Aug-44. pilot Lt Leo Dailey KIA. MACR 8143.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 April 2016 20:50:41 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=106555
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=8143
https://www.fold3.com/image/28699008

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

MACR 8143 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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