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Harold Lacy Ross Jr

Military

Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down, whilst strafing a train, when section bounced by mixed group of Bf109 and Fw190's Le Neubourg, France. Pilot Lt Harold L Ross Jr. KIA. 6-Jun-44. MACR 5612.

Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 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

  • 42-106786

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down, whilst strafing a train, when section bounced by mixed group of Bf109 and Fw190's Le Neubourg, France. Pilot Lt Harold L Ross Jr KIA. 6-Jun-44. MACR 5612.

  • 43-7042

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter/bomber mission to Rennes, France. A/C hit by Flak, streaming oil and glycol, A/C abandoned, pilot Lt Osce R Jones POW. 7-Jun-44. MACR 5723.

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 Guilford County, NC, USA 3 June 1922

Son of Harold Lacy Ross Sr.

Lived in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA 1940
Enlisted Winston-Salem, NC 30 October 1942

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 4 April 1944 – 6 June 1944

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

Killed in Action (KIA) Neubourg, 67350 Dauendorf, France 6 June 1944

Shot down, whilst strafing a train, when section bounced by mixed group of Bf109 and Fw190's Le Neubourg, France. Lt Ross KIA. 6-Jun-44. MACR 5612.

Buried Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer, France
Plot D Row 9 Grave 42

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 June 2021 09:09:17 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310763749
https://www.fold3.com/record/84079004/harold-l-ross-jr-wwii-army-enlistm...
https://www.fold3.com/record/529914034/harold-l-ross-jr-american-battle-...
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/335_ro...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56641636/harold-lacy-ross

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2017 10:40:18 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- MACR 5612 ;
- Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
18 April 2016 12:10:28 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56641636
https://www.fold3.com/page/529914034_harold_l%20ross,%20jr/details/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5612 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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