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44-11665

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) crash landed near Weimar after aircraft was struck by ground fire or flak at Weimar Airdrome. Pilot 2nd Lt Harold R Crawford Jr was seen to emerge from the wreck, waving his arms while running clear of it. POW. MACR 12784.

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

  • Harold Crawford

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • Andre Plisneir

    Military | Flight Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    On DS (detached service) for operational training. 334th Fighter Squadron. Transferred to 336FS. Flew eight missions with the 336th Fighter Squadron. Served with 350 (Belgian) Squadron, RAF. Post War: Pilot for Sabena (Belgian Airlines).

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
Manufactured Dallas, TX, USA 1944

Built by North American Aviation.

Delivered Texas, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 1944

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Weimar, Germany 27 February 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) crash landed near Weimar after aircraft was struck by ground fire or flak at Weimar Airdrome. Pilot 2nd Lt Harold R Crawford Jr was seen to emerge from the wreck, waving his arms while running clear of it. POW. MACR 12784.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 June 2016 21:15:37 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=11665&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=12784

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 12784 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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