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43-6652

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Shot down during an engagement with over 30 enemy aircraft. Not seen to go down. Pilot Lt Ernest P Skilton KIA. 16-Mar-44. MACR 3380.

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. ...

  • 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...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    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...

People

  • Frederick Glover

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Fred Glover hailed from Asheville, North Carolina. He had once played a little professional baseball. ...

  • Ernest Skilton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Shot down during an engagement with over 30 enemy aircraft. Not seen to go down. Lt Skilton KIA. 16-Mar-44. MACR 3380. Awards: AM, PH.

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...

Events

Event Location Date
E/A probable Berlin, Germany 6 March 1944

Probable Fw190 Berlin. Pilot Fred W Glover. 6-Mar-44.

Crashed Gussenstadt, 89547 Gerstetten, Germany 16 March 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Shot down during an engagement with over 30 enemy aircraft. Not seen to go down. Pilot Lt Ernest P Skilton KIA. 16-Mar-44. MACR 3380.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2016 18:15:48 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=43-6652
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=43-6652
https://www.fold3.com/image/28636028
http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_glover_f_w.php

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3380 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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