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43-6882

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. A/C hit by Flak whilst strafing a ground target, pilot 2nd Lt Norman Achen performed a belly landing in the vicinity of Lake Zwischenahner. Last contacted by radio. POW. MACR 8147

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...

  • 334th Fighter Squadron

    334th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 334th Fighter Squadron was the successor to No. 71 Eagle squadron of the Royal Air Force when the 4th Fighter Group was activated on 12 September 1942. They were based at Debden Field, Essex. The "Fighting Eagles" as they were called, flew...

People

  • Norman Achen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Hit by Flak whilst strafing a ground target in P-51 43-6882, performed a belly landing in the vicinity of Lake Zwischenahner. Last contacted by radio. POW. 15-Aug-44. MACR 8147.

  • Allen Bunte

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    1st Lt Allan F Bunte was one of the few pilots who had been married prior to assignment to the 4th Fighter Group. Assigned to 335th Fighter Squadron, transferred to 334th Fighter Squadron. ...

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
Crashed Zwischenahner Meer, 26160 Bad Zwischenahn, Germany 15 August 1944 – 15 August 1944

A/C hit by Flak whilst strafing a ground target, pilot 2nd Lt Norman Achen performed a belly landing in the vicinity of Lake Zwischenahner. Last contacted by radio. POW. MACR 8147

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2016 12:40:40 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=8147&Submit=Go
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=43-6882&Submit=Se...
https://www.fold3.com/image/28699264

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

MACR 8147 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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