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Lawrence P Hendel

Military

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

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Post war: Remained in USAAF and by 1962 had risen to Chief Master Sgt.

Service

People

  • Robert Boock

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 71 [Eagle] Sqn RAF. Transferred to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Ditched in North Sea due to mechanical failure on 26 January 1943 (Returned To Duty - RTD). On 6 April 1943, smoke in the cockpit forced a landing 3.5 miles off the coast of North...

  • Paul Burnett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 64FW, XII TAC. Awards: AM (3OLC), PH. Post war: Worked for 34 years as a R&D draftsman for Conoco Oil Company. Rose to rank of Major in USAF reserves. District leader of 4th Fighter Association WWII.

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Units served with

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

Aircraft

  • 44-72327 'Marjorie'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 41-6404 'Ill Wind?' 'Old Red Ass'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt P47C-5-RE 41-6405 'Old Red Ass' assigned to 334th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF, pilot Lt Nicholas Megura. Re-assigned to Raymond C 'Bud' Care. ...

Associated Place

  • 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
Born St. Louis, MO, USA 1919
Enlisted Jefferson Barracks Park, 345 North Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125, USA 25 June 1942

Jefferson Barracks
St Louis, MO

Based Debden 1943 – 1945

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 August 2017 13:19:09 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/89850489_lawrence_p%20hendel/details/
https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/71971444/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/4th-headquarters---ground.html

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