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P-51 Mustang

One-time personal aircraft of pilot Lt Fred Glover and crew chief S/Sgt Louis Moore, of the 336th Fighter Squadron. Transferred to 555FS, 496FG, 8AF USAAF, war weary. Mid Air Collision crashed River Humber/Tideway, pilot Lt John D Daniel baled out, 26-Jul-44.



  • 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. ...

  • 496th Fighter Training Group

    496th Fighter Training Group

    Activated as 496th Fighter Training Group on 11 December 1943 at Greencastle by VIII Composite Command. ...

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter 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

    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...

  • 555th Fighter Training Squadron


  • John Daniel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 496th Fighter Training Group
    Assigned to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Mid Air Collision in P-51B 43-12214 crashed River Humber/Tideway, baled out, 26-Jul-44. MIA. Died non Battle (DNB). Awards: PH.

  • Frederick Glover

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Fred Glover hailed from Asheville, North Carolina. He had once played a little professional baseball. ...

  • Norman Meyer

    Military | Staff Sergeant

  • Louis Moore

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief
    One-time crew chief for Fred Glover.

  • John Wilson

    Military | Staff Sergeant
    One-time Crew Chief for (then) Lt. Fred Glover's P-51 'Rebel Queen'.


  • 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...

  • Goxhill

    Military site : airfield
    Goxhill opened in June 1941 as an RAF Bomber Command airfield, before being handed over to RAF Fighter Command in December. The Eighth Air Force took ownership in August 1942, and used the airfield, which they quickly dubbed 'Goat Hill' for operational...


Event Location Date
Crashed River Humber, United Kingdom 26 July 1944

Mid Air Collision River Humber/Tideway Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt John D Daniel baled out, 26-Jul-44.

555FTS 496FTG 8AF.


Date Contributor Update
20 May 2016 16:37:40 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2015 13:30:27 apollo11 Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Personal research & 'The Debden Eagles'by Garry L. Fry.