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43-6838

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 554FTS, 496FTG, 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. ...

  • 496th Fighter Training Group

    496th Fighter Training Group

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

  • 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...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    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...

  • 554th Fighter Training Squadron

People

  • Richard Braley

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot
    Joined RAFVR, assigned to 133S, transferred to 336FS, 4th FG, 8AF USAAF, ...

  • Reuben Simon

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 496th Fighter Training Group

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...

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 25 March 1944

Taxiing accident Debden/Sta 356 Cat 3 damage Richard G Braley, 25-3-44.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 July 2016 17:35:49 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Braley%2C+Richard+G
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=43-6838

Date Contributor Update
08 November 2015 17:03:57 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Braley%2C+Richard+G
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=43-6838

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