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42-106797

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Named for Capt Otey M Glass Jr's baby daughter. A/C struck by cannon fire while pursuing an Bf109, engine gave out while exiting the area. Pilot Capt Otey M Glass Jr evaded EVD - was hidden by a French family on their farm until the Canadian Army liberated Haudricourt. 18-Aug-44. MACR 8142.

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

  • Richard Braley

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Joined RAFVR, assigned to 133S, transferred to 336FS, 4th FG, 8AF USAAF, ...

  • Oscar Garrison

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief | 4th Fighter Group

  • Otey Glass

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Assigned 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. On fighter/bomber mission to Clermont Area. A/C P-51B 42-106797 'Donna Gayle' struck by cannon fire while pursuing an Bf109, engine gave out while exiting the area. Capt Otey M Glass Jr evaded EVD - was hidden by a...

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 60600 Clermont, France 18 August 1944

A/C struck by cannon fire while pursuing an Bf109, engine gave out while exiting the area. Pilot Capt Otey M Glass Jr evaded EVD - was hidden by a French family on their farm until the Canadian Army liberated Haudricourt. 18-Aug-44. MACR 8142.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2016 10:42:11 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events and person associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=106797&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-106797&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28698921
http://usafunithistory.com/PDF/0300/336%20FIGHTER%20SQ.pdf

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2015 22:32:24 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_br...

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

MACR 8142 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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