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Herbert W Elin

Military

Killed in a training accident at Wimpole Hall on 13 January 1945 in P-51 Mustang 44-63181

AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster

Service

Units served with

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...

  • 84th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-63181

    P-51 Mustang
    Crashed as a result of a training accident on 13 January 1945 at Wimpole Hall, with Herbert Elin as pilot

Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

  • 163rd General Hospital (Wimpole Hall)

    Military site : non-airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born New Jersey
Died Wimpole Hall 13 January 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

ABMC / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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