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44-72327

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

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...

  • 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

  • Paul Burnett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 64FW, XII TAC. Awards: AM (3OLC), PH. Post war: Worked for 34 years as a R&D draftsman for Conoco Oil Company. Rose to rank of Major in USAF reserves. District leader of 4th Fighter Association WWII.

  • Lawrence Hendel

    Military | Chief Master Sergeant | Armourer
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAAF and by 1962 had risen to Chief Master Sgt.

  • Neil Killen

    Military | Sergeant | Asst crew chief
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME(Silver star), Good conduct.

  • Robert Zane

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

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
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American

Delivered Beale AFB, CA, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned 1944

Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 August 2017 16:05:01 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=44-72327&Submit=Search

Date Contributor Update
18 June 2015 04:50:26 santini99 Changes to production block number and manufacturer
Sources

Added production block no.

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2014 09:29:51 Emily Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, nicknames, markings, unit associations, person associations and media associations
Sources

Listed under 4th Fighter Group aircraft at Little Friends

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