42-103036

Object Number - UPL 15274 - P-51C 42-103036 was one of the first Mustangs assigned to the 335th Fighter Squadron, Debden.

This was one of the first Mustangs assigned to the 335th Fighter Squadron.
It was supposed to have been an RAF Mustang III FB142, but was diverted to the USAAF.
Later transferred to the 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF.
Lt Magnusun took off from Goxhill on solo instrument training flight on 7th June 1944. The weather was cloudy and a mid air collision occured with P-51C 42-103007. Lt Magnusun stated that he never saw the aircraft that hit him. With the right wing torn off, he bailed successfully. Lt Moritz, first time up in a P-51, in 42-103007 was unable to get clear and died in the resulting crash.

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 335th Fighter Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Crew Chief
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 496th Fighter Training Group 555th Fighter Training Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16031409 / O-701787
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 359th Fighter Group 368th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-816926
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire DN19, UK 2 June 1944 Landing Accident Goxhill/Sta 345 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Paul E Olson, 2-Jun-44. 555FTS 496FTG 8AF.

Crashed

Faldingworth, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire LN8, UK 7 June 1944 Mid Air Collision 1/2mi Nth Faldingworth Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt Robert H Magnuson, 7-Jun-44. 555FTS 496FTG 8AF.

Manufactured

Dallas, TX, USA Intended to have been an RAF Mustang III FB142. Diverted to the USAAF.

Revisions

Date21 Apr 2015 21:04:38
Contributorapollo11
Sources

Personal research & 4th Fighter Group 'Debden Eagles' by Chris Bucholtz.

Date21 Apr 2015 21:00:25
Contributorapollo11
Sources

Personal research & 4th Fighter Group 'Debden Eagles' by Chris Bucholtz.

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