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42-106823

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Mid-air collision on 8 June 1944 with P-51 # 43-7150 in dive-bombing manoeuvre; propeller ripped tail off other A/C (pilot killed). 42-106823 was last seen in unpowered glide. Its pilot, 2nd Lt Eacott G. Allen, bailed out and managed to evade capture with help of French patriots. (Evaded) - MACR 5613 / Escape and Evasion Report of 2nd Lt Allen : E&E 998.

Service

Aircraft

  • 43-7150

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed after mid air collision with Lt Allens P-51B 42-106823 over Le Mans, A/C had tail severed and plummeted to earth with pilot Lt James F Scott aboard. KIA. MACR 5605.

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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. ...

  • 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

  • Eacott Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Eacott Garvin Allen (listed as Garvin Allen in the US 1930 Census for Robstown, Nueces County, Texas, where his widowed mother is listed as Lucy L. Allen) was born and raised in Texas. His father, William C. Allen died in 1928 in Robstown, Texas and...

Missions

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 Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 9 May 1944

Landing accident Debden/Sta 356 Cat 3 damage, pilot 2nd Lt Eacott A Allen, 9-May-44.

334FS 4FG 8AF

Crashed Connerré, France 8 June 1944

near a river in Connerré, France. Pilot 2nd Lt Eacott G. Allen evaded.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 August 2016 12:43:08 ED-BB Changes to description, events and mission associations
Sources

MACR 5613

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2016 18:07:28 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-106823
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-106823
https://www.fold3.com/image/28623015

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

MACR 5613 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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