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Thomas K McDill

Military

Assigned 336FS, 4FG 8AF USAAF. 30 combat missions. On an escort mission 15 miles NW of Stuttgart, shot down in P-51 43-6633 by Luftwaffe Leutnant Franz Koplik who was flying a Bf109G-6. POW (Stalag Luft III, Sagan) MACR 5721.

Post war: Washington, DC 25 years with the National Transportation Safety Board. In the 1950's (DC-ANG) Air National Guard 113th FIS: Flew F-86s from Andrews AFB under ANG command of former 4th FG pilot Brigadier General Willard “Millie” Millikan.

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

  • 43-6572

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Thomas K McDill, re-assigned to Capt Joseph H Bennett 24-May-44. Failed to Return (FTR) during an engagement with a gaggle of German fighters, aircraft was rammed by an Bf109 piloted by Ltn...

  • 43-6633 'Little Mac'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to Lt Robert F Nelson 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Re-Assigned to Lt Thomas K McDill 24-May-44. On an escort mission 15 miles NW of Stuttgart, shot down by Luftwaffe Leutnant Franz Koplik who was flying an Bf109G-6. POW - (Stalag Luft III, Sagan)...

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 Oxford, Ohio, USA 12 May 1921
Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 4 April 1944 – 25 May 1944

Assigned 336FS, 4FG 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 25 May 1944 – 29 April 1945

Prisoner of War. Stalag Luft III.

Died Gloucester Point, VA, USA 28 October 1998

Died 28-Oct-98 Gloucester Point, VA.

Buried White Marsh, VA 23072, USA November 1998

Abingdon Episcopal Church Cemetery
White Marsh, Gloucester County, Virginia, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 March 2019 13:11:11 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
03 August 2016 11:07:35 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- MACR 5721

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2016 20:12:00 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2016 20:03:49 Al_Skiff Changes to surname, middlename, nickname, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5721 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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