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Cecil E Manning Sr

Military

Joined the Royal Canadian Air Force Jul-41. After receiving his wings, he was posted to England and attached to the Royal Air Force. In Mar-43 he transferred to the USAAF. Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return target support mission, reported engine difficulties, abandoned A/C P-51B 43-6887 Leeuwarden, Holland. Capt Manning captured POW. MACR 3049.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    335th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 335th Fighter Squadron was the offspring of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF. Formed on 21 May 1941, No. 121 was the second of the three Eagle Squadrons composed of American volunteers flying out of England. They were known as the "Chiefs" and were...

Aircraft

  • 43-6887

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return target support mission, reported engine difficulties, abandoned A/C Leeuwarden, Holland. Pilot Capt Cecil Manning POW. MACR 3049.

  • 42-74718

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 53FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF. Assigned to Lt. Cecil Manning 4FG 335 FS September 1943 per his logbook.

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 Eudora, AR 71640, USA 20 June 1920

Son of John Dee and Ossie [Gregory] Manning.

Lived in Lake Providence, Louisiana, USA 1940
Enlisted Canada July 1941

Joined RCAF.

Training RCAF / Attached RAF United Kingdom July 1941 – March 1943

Trained with RCAF, shipped out to England. Attached to RAF.

Transferred England, UK March 1943

Transferred to USAAF.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 10 July 1943 – 6 March 1944

Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 8 October 1943

Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.

Promotion Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK January 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Abandoned A/C / baled out Leeuwarden, Netherlands 6 March 1944

Failed to Return target support mission, reported engine difficulties, abandoned A/C P-51B 43-6887 Leeuwarden, Holland. Capt Manning captured POW. MACR 3049.

Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 6 March 1944 – 1945

Prisoner of War (POW).

Died Lake Providence, LA 71254, USA 23 November 2006
Buried Kilbourne, LA 71263, USA

Kilbourne Cemetery
Kilbourne
West Carroll Parish
Louisiana, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 April 2016 18:17:30 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, role, biography, awards, events and unit associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=MANNING&GSfn=Cecil...

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2015 20:44:27 apollo11 Changes to highest rank, biography, events and place associations
Sources

Personal research & 'The Debden Warbirds' by Frank Speer.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3049 / MACR 3049, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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