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Harold D Chandler

Military

Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Kassell in P-51D 'Pitter Pat' 44-13719 30-Dec-44 hit by flak and crashed 10 East of Koblenz Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 11172.

Awards: PH.

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. ...

  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

  • 362nd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-13719 'Pitter Pat'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Kassell 30-Dec-44 hit by flak and crashed 10 East of Koblenz Lt Harold D Chandler KIA MACR 11172.

Associated Place

  • Leiston

    Military site : airfield
    Leiston's location only three miles from the North Sea Coast made it ideal as a Fighter Group air base whose job would be to escort bombers across the sea and over occupied Europe. The air base also witnessed the arrival of many very damaged Allied...

Events

Event Location Date
Born San Francisco, CA, USA 29 March 1916
Lived in San Francisco, CA, USA 1941
Based Leiston 1944 – 30 December 1944

Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Leiston IP16, UK 23 October 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Died Koblenz, Germany 30 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Kassell in P-51D 'Pitter Pat' 44-13719 30-Dec-44 hit by flak and crashed 10 East of Koblenz Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 11172.

Buried 1601 Hillside Blvd, Colma, CA 94014, USA 1949

Olivet memorial park
Colma
CA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2017 13:40:53 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Chandler&Submit=S...
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:00 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11172 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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