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42-106706

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. On Ramrod to Stettin, section bounced 40+ enemy fighters, A/C was hit in coolant system, pilot Lt Vol R Harris Jr abandoned A/C. 20-6-44. POW. MACR 6249.

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

  • Vol Harris

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. On Ramrod to Stettin, section bounced 40+ enemy fighters, A/C P-51B 42- 1067-6 hit in coolant system, Harris abandoned A/C. 20-6-44. POW. MACR 6249.

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 Szczecin, Poland 20 June 1944 – 20 June 1944

Failed to Return - On Ramrod to Stettin, section bounced 40+ enemy fighters, A/C was hit in coolant system, pilot Lt Vol R Harris Jr abandoned A/C. 20-6-44. POW. MACR 6249.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 April 2016 19:56:31 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-106706
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=6249
https://www.fold3.com/image/29400978

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

MACR 6249 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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