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42-106856

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Lost strafing Valence aerodrome, on pull out A/C seen to be streaming glycol, last seen heading for Switzerland. A/C abandoned 29 April 44 - Major Frederick W "Freddie" Glover Evaded MACR 5286.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 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...

People

  • Frederick Glover

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Fred Glover hailed from Asheville, North Carolina. He had once played a little professional baseball. ...

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 26000 Valence, France 30 April 1944

Lost strafing Valence aerodrome, on pull out A/C seen to be streaming glycol, last seen heading for Switzerland. A/C abandoned 29 April 44 - Major Frederick W "Freddie" Glover Evaded MACR 5286.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2016 14:15:02 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=106856&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=5286&Submit=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28627359/?terms=42-106856
http://usafunithistory.com/PDF/0300/336%20FIGHTER%20SQ.pdf

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

MACR 5286 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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