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Tony A Cardella

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 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

  • 41-6194 'Death Takes a Holiday'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred 53FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 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...

  • 43-6903

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) target support mission to Berlin. ...

  • 44-14266

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission Lutzendorf. ...

  • 43-6786

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Aborted from the mission with engine trouble 4-Mar-44. Attempted to land plane wheels-up in a plowed field 5 miles west of Framlingham/Sta 153 but A/C exploded upon impact. Pilot 1st Lt Robert Richards KIA.

  • 44-14533

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Group diverted to alternate fields due to weather upon return from mission. A/C crashed attempting to land near Folkestone. Pilot 2nd Lt Frederick D Hall KIA.

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 Monroe, MI, USA 1918
Died Petoskey, MI, USA 1 October 1951

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 October 2016 22:32:36 WD-C Mustang Changes to role, awards, events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:14 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

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