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P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Aircraft struck by flak while strafing an airdrome NW of Berlin. Pilot Lt John Barden bailed out at 1,000ft landing just south of the village of Liebenrode, Germany. Taken by villagers to Nordhausen, he was reported to have been held captive and put on display in a shop window until collected by the authorities. POW. MACR 4671.

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

  • John Barden

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Aircraft struck by flak while strafing an airdrome NW of Berlin. Pilot Lt John Barden bailed out at 1,000ft landing just south of the village of Liebenrode, Germany. Taken by villagers to Nordhausen, he was reported to have been held captive and put on...

  • Willard Wahl

    Military | Chief Master Sergeant | Crew Chief-750
    Crew chief 334th FS 4th FG 1943-45 Served in Korean and Vietnam

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 Liebenrode, 99755 Hohenstein, Germany 29 April 1944 – 29 April 1944

A/C hit by flak and abandoned after strafing airdrome NW of Berlin. Pilot Lt John Barden POW. MACR 4671.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2016 19:51:55 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=4671
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/4thfg.php?action=list_records&sort_order=...
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/334_ba...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 4671 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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