Skip to main content
Edit entry 

43-12264

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF. Lost on bomber support penetration mission to Berlin 3-Mar-44. Engine failed, tried to return to base and crash landed near Blokzijl. Pilot Lt Horace B White initially evaded capture with assistance of resistance, captured over 14 weeks later POW. MACR 2919.

Service

Units

  • 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. ...

  • 9th Air Force
  • 354th Fighter Group

    354th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in the autumn of 1943 and was assigned to the Ninth Air Force in December 1943. The Group were the first to fly P-51 Mustangs operationally and in their bomber escort missions pushed to find the long-range limits of the...

  • 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...

  • 355th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Horace White

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 354th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF. Lost on bomber support penetration mission to Berlin 3-Mar-44. Engine failed, tried to return to base and crash landed near Blokzijl. Lt White initially evaded capture with assistance of resistance, captured over 14 weeks...

Places

  • 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...

  • Lashenden

    Military site : airfield
    Close to but completely separate from RAF Headcorn, Lashenden was built for the RAF during 1942-43 as an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), initially as a light bomber base and then as a training base for mobile fighter squadrons. Enlarged and improved for...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed 8356 Blokzijl, Netherlands 3 March 1944 – 3 March 1944

Lost on bomber support penetration mission to Berlin 3-Mar-44. Engine failed, tried to return to base and crash landed near Blokzijl. Pilot Lt Horace B White initially evaded capture with assistance of resistance, captured over 14 weeks later POW. MACR 2919.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2016 13:27:10 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=43-12264&Submit=S...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=2919&Submit=Go
http://www.teunispats.nl/t3490.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2919 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Share