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43-6579

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. On ramrod to Berlin, section bounced enemy aircraft, shot down in ensuing melee with seven Fw190's. Crashed near Berlin. Pilot Lt Lloyd Henry Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4138.

Service

Units

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

People

  • Clemens Fiedler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. A/C P-51B 43-7190 struck by flak while strafing Romarantin Airdrome in France. Determining he could not make it back, he called on the R/T informing his escorts of his intention to bail out. Twice he rolled the...

  • Lloyd Henry

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Berlin in P=51 'Snafu' #436579

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 Berlin, Germany 18 April 1944 – 18 April 1944

On ramrod to Berlin, section bounced enemy aircraft, shot down in ensuing melee with seven Fw190's. Crashed near Berlin. Pilot Lt Lloyd Henry Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4138.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 April 2016 21:08:30 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=6579
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=4138
https://www.fold3.com/image/28647309

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

MACR 4138 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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