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Harry E Jennings

Military

Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to return, shot down in combat by Bf109, P-51B 42-106429 crashed near Hamburg 24-May-44. Jennings KIA. MACR 5287.

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. ...

  • 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

  • 42-106429 'Judy IV'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to return, shot down in combat with Bf109, crashed near Hamburg 24-May-44. Pilot 2nd Lt Harry E Jennings KIA MACR 5287.

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 New York, NY, USA 1923
Lived in Buffalo, New York, USA 1940
Enlisted Utica, NY, USA 27 March 1941
Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 2 May 1944 – 24 May 1944

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

Died Hamburg, Germany 24 May 1944

Failed to return, shot down in combat by Bf109, P-51B 42-106429 crashed near Hamburg 24-May-44. Jennings KIA. MACR 5287.

Buried 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 May 2017 00:01:34 MarcErnst Changes to media associations
Sources

Photo from 4th Fighter Group Association

Date Contributor Update
14 April 2016 20:45:38 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5287 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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