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Franklin H Mason


One time Crew Chief for Lt. Harold H. Fredericks and Lt. Conrad C. Ingold.



  • Harold Frederick

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    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. ...

  • Edward Marcotte

    Military | Sergeant | Assistant Crew Chief | 4th Fighter Group

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Units served with

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter 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...


  • 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...

  • 43-6871

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) target support mission to Berlin and tangling with superior numbers of enemy fighters at Wittenburg. Whilst returning from mission at low level, hit by Flak in radiator and engine over Boulogne....

  • 44-13961

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Merseburg. Became separated from section in bad weather while returning from mission. Last seen NW of the Ruhr Valley. Lt Edward A Quist. POW. 8-Nov-44. MACR 10447.

  • 41-6579

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    One-time personal aircraft of (then) Lt. Carl H. Miley. ...

  • 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...


Event Location Date


Date Contributor Update
12 April 2015 19:39:34 apollo11 Changes to biography

Personal research & 'The Debden Eagles' by Garry L. Fry.

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2015 20:00:37 apollo11 Changes to nickname, role, biography, person associations and place associations

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:13 AAM AAM ingest

'1000 Destroyed' by Capt. Grover C. Hall, Jr. / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia