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43-6433

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. While on local training flight aircraft caught fire and exploded in midair, crashing near Little Glemham northwest of Blaxhall, Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt James T Byrd KIA, 8-Jun-44.

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

  • James Byrd

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. While on local training flight P-51B 43-6433 caught fire and exploded in midair, crashing near Little Glemham northwest of Blaxhall. 8-Jun-44.

  • Thomas Sharp

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot
    Lt Thomas S Sharp, McArthur, Ohio graduated in class 43J, US Army Air Corps. He was a P-51B pilot assigned to the 334th FS, 4th FG, Debden AB, UK and was part of ‘Shuttle to Russia’ mission. On a sortie out of Foggia, Italy on 2 July 1944, Tom had...

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 Little Glemham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13, UK 8 June 1944

Crashed Little Glemham, nr Blaxha Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt James T Byrd KIA, 8-Jun-44.

334FS 4FG 8AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2016 18:02:29 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/dbasn.asp?SN=43-6433
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=43-6433&Submit=Se...
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=113348

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