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P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Aircraft struck by flak on escort mission to Berlin, A/C abandoned, crashing near Hagenburg, Germany. Pilot Lt Col Selden Edner bailed out and was captured. POW. 8-Mar-44. MACR 2838.

Service

Units

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 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...

  • Headquarters (4th Fighter Group)

    Headquarters (4th Fighter Group)

    Headquarters
    The Headquarters Squadron was made up of true leaders. Most had flown Hurricanes, Spitfires, Thunderbolts and Mustangs. ...

People

  • Selden Edner

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot - O/C 336th FS - Op's Officer 4th FG - XO 4th FG
    Born on 26 January 1919, Selden Edner moved to California in the 1930s and in 1940, after reading the news about the war in Europe, he left home to join the Royal Canadian Air Force. ...

Places

  • 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
Crashed Hagenburg, Germany 8 March 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Aircraft struck by flak on escort mission to Berlin, A/C abandoned, crashing near Hagenburg, Germany. Pilot Lt Col Selden Edner bailed out and was captured. POW. 8-Mar-44. MACR 2838.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 May 2016 19:52:17 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=6442&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=2838
https://www.fold3.com/image/28741538

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2838 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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