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Alan F Crump


Assigned 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Mid air collision in P-51D 44-14143 6-Nov-44 Killed in Training Accident (KITA).

Awards: PH



  • George Ziegler

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    6 November 1944 - Capt. Ziegler of the 2nd Scouting Force was fortunate enough to survive an accident by managing to bail out when his aircraft (P-51D 44-14898 YF-J) was in a mid-air collision with Lt. Alan F Crump, Ann Arbor MI, 503rd Fighter...

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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. ...

  • 339th Fighter Group

    339th Fighter Group

    In the years before deployment to the UK, the Group had been designated as a Bombardment Group (Dive) and trained in A-24 and A-25 dive-bombers and P-39 Airacobras. When, in April 1944, they joined the Eighth Air Force in Britain though, the pilots...

  • 503rd Fighter Squadron


Associated Place

  • Fowlmere

    Military site : airfield
    Just as nearby Duxford was known as the 'Duck pond' by American airmen, so Fowlmere was known as 'the Hen Puddle' because of the wet conditions that pervaded the bases during the winter of 1943-1944. The 339th Fighter Group had no choice but to persist...


Event Location Date
Born Koblenz, Germany 13 August 1922

Son of Ira A and Suzanne Y Clump.

Returned to USA May 1923

Journeyed from Bremen via Cherbourg to NY, 7 months old, with father, mother and his older sister Jeanne. Aboard the ship 'President Harding'.

Lived in Ann Arbor, MI 1942

Entered service from Ann Arbor, Michigan

Based Fowlmere 26 September 1944 – 6 November 1944

Assigned 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Manor Farm, Thriplow, UK 6 November 1944

Mid air collision in P-51D 44-14143 6-Nov-44 Killed in Training Accident (KITA).

Buried Cambridge American Cemetery 7 November 1944

Cambridge American Cemetery
Coton, Cambs, UK
Plot D Row 6 Grave 25


Date Contributor Update
14 February 2020 12:49:55 Al_Skiff Changes to awards and events

Date Contributor Update
14 February 2020 04:39:01 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations

Added a connection to the A/C #44-14143 mentioned in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
20 October 2018 09:44:37 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:57 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / Unit History, Roll of Honor