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43-6705

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 335FS, 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Leo Dailey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Whilst searching for a ground target to strafe, his section turned to engage 30 enemy fighters, Dailey was shot down in individual combat. crashed near Beaumont, France in P-51B 42-106555. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR...

  • Dominic Gentile

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Don Gentile was born on December 6, 1920, to Italian parents in Piqua, Ohio. As a boy, he had always been fascinated with flying and built, as his mother remembered, hundreds of model airplanes. Don used to say to his mother, “I hope someday I'll be...

  • Frank Hoder

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Vitgeest on 22 Oct 44 in P-51 'Betty Joyce' #4413532

  • Warren Johnson

    Military | Fighter Pilot

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
E/A Damaged Wittenburg, Germany 3 March 1944

Do217 damaged Wittenburg. Pilot Lt Don Gentile. 3-Mar-44.

E/A Destroyed Wittenburg, Germany 3 March 1944

Fw190 destroyed Wittenburg. Pilot Lt Don Gentile. 3-Mar-44.

E/A Destroyed Wittenburg, Germany 3 March 1944

Fw190 destroyed Wittenburg. Pilot Lt Don Gentile. 3-Mar-44.

Crashed Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 24 June 1944

Taxiing accident Debden/Sta 356 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Leo Dailey, 24-Jun-44.

335FS 4FG 8AF.

Crashed Coningsby, Lincolnshire, UK 27 September 1944

Crash Landing Engine Failure RAF Coningsby Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt Frank J Hoder, 27-Sep-44.

43-6705W 554FTS 496FTG 345 8AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 March 2016 20:04:47 Al_Skiff Changes to description
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=43-6705&Submit4=Go
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=43-6705
http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_gentile_d_s.php

Date Contributor Update
08 March 2016 20:03:24 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=43-6705&Submit4=Go
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=43-6705
http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_gentile_d_s.php

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