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Harry N Hagan


Harry Hagan was from Yorkville, Ohio, and was assigned to the 4th Fighter Group, 336th Squadron on 1 June 1944 until 10 May 1945.
Returning from an uneventful mission on 17 January 1945 flying a P-51 Mustang named "Duke", he lost power and baled out, landing in a tree at Folkstone. At the end of the war he was sent to a Replacement Depot.
He had five victories to his credit and was awarded a DFC [8 OLC] and a Purple Heart.


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. ...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...


  • 43-6768 'Black Lace'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. A/C lost 24-Oct-44. Capt Charles F Hess (1st Scouting Force) killed in training accident, bailing out too low due to engine failure.

  • 44-14317 'Duke'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Capt Harry N Hagan bailed out of this A/C on 17- Jan-45.

  • 44-72053

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

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...


Event Location Date
Born Yorkville, OH, USA 7 August 1922
Lived in Yorkville, OH, USA 1940
Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 1 June 1944 – 10 May 1945

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF.

B Flight Commander Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 20 February 1945

Designated Flight Commander B Flight.

Promoted Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK March 1945

Promoted to Captain.

Died Yorkville, OH, USA 22 February 1994


Date Contributor Update
16 March 2016 14:30:55 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, biography, awards, events and unit associations

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:32:09 apollo11 Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards, events and place associations

Personal research & 'Eighty-One Aces of the 4th Fighter Group' by Frank Speer.

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

'1000 Destroyed' by Capt. Grover C. Hall, Jr.' / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list