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42-106846

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return [FTR]. Reported shot down by the Germans in Northern France, aircraft crashing near Aumont. Pilot Lt Richard Bopp POW. MACR 5726.

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. ...

  • 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

  • Richard Bopp

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Separated from his section leader after engaging German aircraft near Magdeburg. Was in radio contact as group was turning for home but unable to locate friendly aircraft. Reported shot down in P-51 42-106846 by the Germans in Northern France, his...

  • Gerald Montgomery

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Deputy Wing Commander
    Major Montgomery was a native of Dallas, Texas, when he entered the Air Corps. After gaining his wings he was assigned to the 4th Fighter Group, 334th Squadron on 15 May 1943. He remained in that squadron until the end of the war. At the end of his...

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
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Debden, Loughton IG10 3SW, UK 1944

Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed 39800 Aumont, France 28 May 1944 – 28 May 1944

Failed to Return [FTR]. Reported shot down by the Germans in Northern France, aircraft crashing near Aumont. Pilot Lt Richard Bopp POW. MACR 5726.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2017 16:49:39 Al_Skiff Changes to events and mission associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=5726&Submit=Go
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/334_bo...

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2016 21:20:21 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=5726&Submit=Go
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/334_bo...

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

MACR 5726 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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