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42-106786

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down, whilst strafing a train, when section bounced by mixed group of Bf109 and Fw190's Le Neubourg, France. Pilot Lt Harold L Ross Jr KIA. 6-Jun-44. MACR 5612.

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

  • Joe Keefhaver

    Military | Staff Sergeant
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: AM, Bronze Star, WWII Victory, EAME(6 battle satrs), Good Conduct.

  • Harold Ross

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down, whilst strafing a train, when section bounced by mixed group of Bf109 and Fw190's Le Neubourg, France. Pilot Lt Harold L Ross Jr. KIA. 6-Jun-44. MACR 5612.

  • George Stanford

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. On bomber escort to Budapest, shot down in the Budapest area after squadron engaged by 20+ Bf109’s. Lt Stanford Jr POW. 2-Jul-44. MACR 6799. Awards: AM, DFC, POW, WWII Victory.

Missions

  • 394

    6 June 1944
    D-Day. Start of Operation Overlord.

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 27110 Le Neubourg, France 6 June 1944 – 6 June 1944

Shot down, whilst strafing a train, when section bounced by mixed group of Bf109 and Fw190's Le Neubourg, France. Pilot Lt Harold L Ross Jr KIA. 6-Jun-44. MACR 5612.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 April 2016 11:54:32 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

www.littlefriends.co.uk
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=5612&Submit=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28622951/?terms=42-106786

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

MACR 5612 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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