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42-106675

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return Ramrod to Berlin. A/C last seen shortly after engaging two Bf109’s northwest of Nauen, Germany. Pilot Major George Carpenter POW. 18-Apr-44. MACR 4125.

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

  • Walter Behm

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Crew Chief
    Walter Behm was crew chief of WD-I which was flown by both Capt. Robert Mabie and Maj. George Carpenter.

  • George Carpenter

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Major Carpenter was born 14 May 1917 in Townville, Pennsylvania. He grew up in Oil City, where he graduated from high school in 1935. he attended Grove City College, meanwhile taking flight instruction under the Civilian Pilot Training Program. ...

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 Nauen, Germany 18 April 1944 – 18 April 1944

Failed to Return Ramrod to Berlin. A/C last seen shortly after engaging two Bf109’s northwest of Nauen, Germany. Pilot Major George Carpenter POW. 18-Apr-44. MACR 4125.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 April 2016 19:42:59 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=42-106675
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=4125
https://www.fold3.com/image/28646786

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

MACR 4125 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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