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44-13649

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 357FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

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
  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Group
    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, 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...

  • 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...

  • 357th Fighter Squadron
  • 358th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Robert Delhamer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 357FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred 370FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Donald Groomer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief
    One time Crew Chief for 1st Lt Gilbert W Hunt of the 336th Fighter Squadron.

  • Douglas Groshong

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • Kenneth Mikalauskas

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 355th Fighter Group

  • Maurice Miller

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. A/C P-51D 44-14527 struck by flak while strafing Praha-Kbely Airdrome in Czechoslovakia. 16-Apr-45. POW. MACR 14124. Post War: Worked on Wall Street and for several Chicago area companies in finance.

  • 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).

  • Torgeir Vigmonstad

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

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...

  • Gablingen

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 2 March 1945

Landing Accident Debden/Sta 356 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Maurice W Miller, 2-Mar-45.

336FS 4FG 8AF.

Crashed Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 28 March 1945

Take Off Accident Debden/Sta 356 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Torgeir F Vigmostad, 28-Mar-45.

336FS 4FG 8AF.

Crashed Mannheim, Germany 18 July 1945

Taxiing Accident Mannheim (Y-79), pilot Lt Kenneth E Mikalauskas, 18-Jul-45.

358FS 355FG 9AF

Crashed Hanau, Germany 9 September 1945

Ground Loop Hanau/R-91 Cat 4 damage, pilot Lt Robert W Delhamer, 9-Sep-45.

357FS 355FG 9AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2016 12:20:46 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=44-13649&Submit4=Go
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=44-13649&Submit=S...
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_gr...

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