42-106924 Salem Representative

Object Number - UPL 20654 - Lt Ralph L "Kidd" Hofer (Salem, MO) of the 334th Fighter Squadron and his dog 'Duke' standing on the wing of P-51B 42-106924 QP-L "Salem...

Assigned to 334 FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. One-time personal aircraft of Lt Ralph Kidd Hofer in May 1944.

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Ace pilot with the 4th Fighter Group, First Lieutenant Ralph K. Hofer, from Salem, Missouri, seated in cockpit with ground crew standing on the wing, at Debden air base.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 334th Fighter Squadron 335th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-2045177
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 4th Fighter Group 334th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-792182
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 334th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36175455
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Crew Chief

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Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 17 July 1944 Taxi accident Debden 17-Jul- 44 - Lt Herbert Vander Vate Jr. Cat 5 damage.

Assigned

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

Revisions

Date20 Nov 2020 13:18:43
ContributorPyker
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Corrected production block number. The data panel clearly shows it to be a B-15 not a B-10.

Date29 Mar 2015 16:50:52
Contributorapollo11
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Personal research & 'The Debden Eagles' by Garry L. Fry.

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