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John D McFarlane

Military

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Forced to bail out due to coolant leak over Denmark. Landed on Lolland Island near the village of Søllested. Hidden by the Danes until put on a boat for Sweden by the Danish Resistance. He arrived in Stockholm on 28-Mar-45.
EVADER EVD. MACR 13394.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

Aircraft

  • 44-13961

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Merseburg. Became separated from section in bad weather while returning from mission. Last seen NW of the Ruhr Valley. Lt Edward A Quist. POW. 8-Nov-44. MACR 10447.

  • 44-14350 'Connie II'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return on bomber escort to Swinemunde, coolant leak caused abandonment Mon, Denmark 12-Mar-45, pilot Maj John D Mcfarlane EVD.

Associated Place

  • 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
Born Calais, ME, USA 26 April 1918
Lived in Calais, Massachusetts, USA 1940
Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 10 June 1944 – 12 March 1945

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promoted Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 25 January 1945

Promoted to Major.

Baled out Lolland, Denmark 12 March 1945

Forced to bail out due to coolant leak over Denmark. Landed on Lolland Island near the village of Søllested.

Evaded Denmark 12 March 1945 – 28 March 1945

Evaded capture with assistance from Danish Resistance.

Interned (INT) Stockholm, Sweden 28 March 1945 – 1945

Interned Sweden (INT).

Died Las Vegas, NV, USA October 1974

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 June 2018 10:55:13 Lucy May Changes to service number, role and events
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2016 16:14:42 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and media associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- Personal research & 'The Debden Warbirds' by Frank E. Speer. (User : apollo11);
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- MACR 13394

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2016 15:21:40 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2016 15:15:26 Al_Skiff Changes to surname, middlename, nickname, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 13394 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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