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Richard F Kallner

Military

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF.

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

  • 43-6942 'Meiner Kleiner'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. One-time personal aircraft of Lt Joseph W Higgins, crew chief, S/Sgt Glesner H Weckbacher. Re-assigned 335FS and to Lt Richard F Kallner. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Merseburg, hit by flak causing engine...

  • 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.

  • 44-15613 'Peaches'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. One-time personal aircraft of Lt John W Izant. Transferred to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 370FG, 9AF USAAF.

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 Indiana, USA 20 April 1924
Lived in Frankfort, IN 46041, USA 1940
Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 7 September 1944 – 10 May 1945

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF. USAAF. End Tour of Duty (ETD).

Promoted Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 15 December 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Died Kokomo, IN, USA 21 February 1983

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2016 16:51:46 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

'1000 Destroyed' by Capt. Grover C. Hall, Jr. / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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