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42-103603

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. While up on a local OTU flight crashed NW of Cambridge near Warrier’s Farm in Somersham and was killed instantly. KIFA. 8-Apr-45.

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

  • Francis Grove

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Commanding Officer 336FS 22-Sep-45 to 10-Nov-45.

  • 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).

  • Homer Smith

    Military | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. While up on a local OTU flight crashed NW of Cambridge near Warrier’s Farm in Somersham and was killed instantly. 8-Apr-45. KIFA.

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 Somersham, Cambridgeshire, UK 8 April 1945

Crashed Warrier's Farm, Somersham KCR Cat 4 damage, pilot Lt Homer C Smith KIFA.

336FS 4FG 8AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2016 15:47:06 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-103603
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-103603
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_sm...

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