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43-6941

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Aircraft sustained flak hits while strafing an airdrome near Osnabruck. Pilot Capt David Van Epps pulled aircraft up and baled out at 1,000ft. POW. MACR 3749.

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...

  • 334th Fighter Squadron

    334th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 334th Fighter Squadron was the successor to No. 71 Eagle squadron of the Royal Air Force when the 4th Fighter Group was activated on 12 September 1942. They were based at Debden Field, Essex. The "Fighting Eagles" as they were called, flew...

People

  • Hipolitus Biel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Hipolitus Biel was the son of Polish immigrant parents. In 1936 he applied to the United States Army Air Corps to enter their pilot training programme. Unable to meet all of their strict entrance guidelines he applied to the Royal Canadian Air...

  • David Van Epps

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Aircraft P-51B 43-6941 sustained flak hits while strafing an airdrome near Osnabruck. Van Epps pulled aircraft up and baled out at 1,000ft. POW. MACR 3749. ...

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 Osnabrück, Germany 9 April 1944 – 9 April 1944

Aircraft sustained flak hits while strafing an airdrome near Osnabruck. Pilot Capt David Van Epps pulled aircraft up and baled out at 1,000ft. POW. MACR 3749.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2016 18:28:09 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=3749
https://www.fold3.com/image/29620109
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=43-6941&Submit=Se...

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2016 18:27:11 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=3749
https://www.fold3.com/image/29620109
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=43-6941&Submit=Se...

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

MACR 3749 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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