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Lt Robert S Sherman [Talcotville, CT]. 334th Fighter Squadron. P-51B 43-7002 QP-D "The Mighty Mite". Crew member in shot is crew chief S/Sgt. George Russell.

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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

  • George Russell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief

  • Robert Sherman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    On 9 May 1944, Lt. Robert S. Sherman belly landed his aircraft near Thrablemont after the propeller of his P-51 Mustang #43-7002 hit the ground while strafing St. Dizier airfield. Became a prisoner of war (PoW).

Aircraft

  • 43-7002 The "Mighty MITE"

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Lost 9 May 44 - Lt Robert S Sherman POW. MACR 4684. ...

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2016 12:46:09 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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