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Edward P Freeburger

Military

Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by four Fw190's and crashed near Grafenwald, in P-51B 43-6460 on an escort and support mission to Southern Germany. Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Aug-44. MACR 3377.

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. ...

  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    335th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 335th Fighter Squadron was the offspring of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF. Formed on 21 May 1941, No. 121 was the second of the three Eagle Squadrons composed of American volunteers flying out of England. They were known as the "Chiefs" and were...

Aircraft

  • 43-6460

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by four FW190s and crashed near Gunzburg, on an escort and support mission to Southern Germany. Pilot Lt Edward Freeburger Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 3377.

  • 43-6562

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Lost 11-Jul-44 Lt James S Hanrahan POW. MACR 6712.

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
Lived in Edgewood, Maryland, USA 1940
Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 9 February 1944 – 18 March 1944

Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Günzburg, Germany 18 March 1944 – 18 March 1944

Shot down by four Fw190's and crashed near Grafenwald, in P-51B 43-6460 on an escort and support mission to Southern Germany. Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Mar-44. MACR 3377.

Buried Maryland National Veterans Cemetery, Owings Mills, MD 21117, USA 1945

Baltimore National Cemetery
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA.

Enlisted

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 April 2016 15:48:07 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=3377&Submit=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/29437370
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Freeburger&GSfn=Ed...

Date Contributor Update
25 April 2015 19:19:57 apollo11 Changes to highest rank, role and events
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:35 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3377 / MACR 3377, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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