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42-106669

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Conrad Netting III. Named 'Conrad IV' for his unborn son. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Evreux, struck trees on pull-up from a strafing run on a truck convoy. 10-Jun-44 - Pilot 2nd Lt Conrad Netting III KIA. MACR 5725.

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...

  • 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...

  • 8th Air Force

People

  • Elwood Briel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 4th Fighter Group

  • Conrad Netting

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Evreux, struck trees in P-51B 42-106669 'Coujon IV' on pull-up from a strafing run on a truck convoy. 10-Jun-44 - 2nd Lt Netting III KIA. MACR 5725. Awards: AM (2 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 61600 Saint-Michel-des-Andaines, France 10 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR), struck trees on pull-up from a strafing run on a truck convoy. 10-Jun-44 - Pilot 2nd Lt Conrad Netting III KIA. MACR 5725.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 May 2016 12:02:31 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=106669&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-106669&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28636520

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

MACR 5725 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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