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Harold H Frederick

Military

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Lt. Harold H. Fredericks was shot down by flak on 6 June 1944. He evaded capture and was returned to duty.
On 29 May 1945, while ferrying surplus aircraft to Speke Air Depot, Liverpool, he and F/O Darnaby M. Wilhoit crashed in cloud-covered terrain and became the last fatalities of the 4th Fighter Group in WW II.

Service

People

  • Franklin Mason

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief
    One time Crew Chief for Lt. Harold H. Fredericks and Lt. Conrad C. Ingold.

  • Darnaby Wilhoit

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. 29 May 1945 F/O Darnaby M Wilhoit and Lt Harold H Frederick were ferrying surplus aircraft to Speke Air Depot, Liverpool. He died when he crashed in the mountains south of Glossop, Derbyshire and became the last...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 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

  • 42-103287

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Rouen area, made 3 passes to strafe a truck convoy over a grass airfield and was shot down by flak on 6-Jun-44. Pilot Lt Harold H Fredericks evaded capture and was returned...

  • 44-72181 'Sunny VIII'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336 FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. One-time personal aircraft of 4th Fighter Group Commanding Officer, Colonel Everett W. Stewart. ...

  • 44-15647 'Johnetta IV'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 357FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 43-6362

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF 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 Providence, IN 46106, USA 1922
Lived in Oakland City, IN 47660, USA 1940
Enlisted Chicago, IL, USA 30 June 1942

Enlisted Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Assigned 20 February 1944 – 29 May 1945

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

C Flight Commander 1 June 1944

Designated Flight Commander C Flight.

Evaded EVD/RTN Évreux, France 6 June 1944

Shot down by flak on 6 June 1944 whilst strafing a truck convoy. He evaded capture and was returned to duty. MACR 5609.

Died Crewe, Cheshire East, UK 29 May 1945

While ferrying surplus aircraft to Speke Air Depot, Liverpool, he and F/O Darnaby M Wilhoit crashed in cloud-covered terrain and became the last fatalities of the 4th Fighter Group in WW II.

Buried June 1945
Buried Illinois, USA 1946

Re-Interred.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2016 15:21:18 general ira snapsorter Changes to events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- '1000 Destroyed' by Capt. Grover C. Hall, Jr. ;
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /;
- MACR 5609 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database;
- Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2016 10:19:55 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

http://www.south-lancs-aviation.bravepages.com/44-64084__44-72181.htm
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_fr...

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2016 10:08:06 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.south-lancs-aviation.bravepages.com/44-64084__44-72181.htm
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_fr...

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2016 10:07:03 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.south-lancs-aviation.bravepages.com/44-64084__44-72181.htm
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_fr...

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2016 09:42:18 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://www.south-lancs-aviation.bravepages.com/44-64084__44-72181.htm
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_fr...

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2016 09:40:12 Al_Skiff Changes to surname, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_fr...
http://www.south-lancs-aviation.bravepages.com/44-64084__44-72181.htm

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2015 19:52:59 apollo11 Changes to events
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2015 19:44:15 apollo11 Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, unit associations and place associations
Sources

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

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