Skip to main content
Edit entry 

Peter G Lehman

Military

Son of the governor of New York City. Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.
Crashed during a training excercise near Littlebury, Essex on 31 Mar 1944 in P-51B #43-6844. KIFA.

Service

Units served with

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • 41-6573 'B.E.V.O.A.P.A.B.M'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    This aircraft was assigned to the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group. ...

  • 43-6844

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Up on a local flight to practice dogfighting, aircraft was seen to flip on its back and go straight into the deck. Crashed 2 miles west of Littlebury, England. Pilot 1st Lt Peter Lehman KIFA.

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 Baltimore, MD, USA 17 January 1917

Born 17-Jan-17. Son of Herbert H and Edith L Lehman.

Lived in New York State 1940

Son of the governor of New York City.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 25 August 1943 – 31 March 1944

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

Promoted Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 27 November 1943

Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.

Promoted Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 14 January 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Died Littlebury, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 31 March 1944

Up on a local flight to practice dogfighting, his aircraft was seen to flip on its back and go straight into the deck. Crashed 2 miles west of Littlebury, England. KIFA.

Buried April 1944

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2016 11:16:55 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events and unit associations
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_le...
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56291690

Date Contributor Update
17 April 2015 16:10:13 apollo11 Changes to biography
Sources

Personal research & 4th Fighter Group 'Debden Eagles' by Chris Bucholz.

Date Contributor Update
17 April 2015 16:02:22 apollo11 Changes to highest rank, biography, events and place associations
Sources

Personal research & 4th Fighter Group 'Debden Eagles' by Chris Bucholz.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Share