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Earl C Walsh

Military

Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by Bf109's Rheine, Germany in P-51D 44-14229, crashed near Rheine A/D. Baled out. POW. 6-Nov-44. MACR 10446.

Service

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

  • 42-103791

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Whilst on mission to provide top cover for 335FS, section were bounced by Bf109's. A/C received multiple hits and caught fire, forcing pilot to bail out. Pilot 2nd Lt Dean Lange wounded in left arm by cannon fire,...

  • 44-14229

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by Bf109's Rheine, Germany, crashed near Rheine A/D. Baled out. pilot Lt Earl Walsh baled out POW. 6-Nov-44. MACR 10446.

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 Mississippi, USA 27 June 1917
Lived in Jackson, Mississippi, USA 1940
Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 6 June 1944 – 6 November 1944

Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 6 November 1944 – 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I. Barracks 7 (Block 307) - Room 9.

Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 6 November 1944

Shot down by Bf109's Rheine, Germany in P-51D 44-14229, crashed near Rheine A/D. Baled out. POW. MACR 10446.

Died Forrest County, MS, USA 22 December 1991

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 April 2016 13:57:25 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=10446&Submit=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/29249449
http://www.merkki.com/north3.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 10446 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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