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43-7190

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. A/C struck by flak while strafing Romarantin Airdrome in France. A/C crashed near Soize. Pilot Lt Clemens Fiedler failed to abandon the A/C despite several attempts to roll the A/C on its back. Killed in Action KIA. MACR 4127.

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...

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 28330 Soizé, France 10 April 1944

A/C struck by flak while strafing Romarantin Airdrome in France. A/C crashed near Soize. Pilot Lt Clemens Fiedler failed to abandon the A/C despite several attempts to roll the A/C on its back. Killed in Action KIA. MACR 4127.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 May 2016 09:22:37 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=7190
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=4127
https://www.fold3.com/image/28646820

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

MACR 4127 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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