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44-72285

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 44th Air Depot Group.

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. ...

  • 44th Air Depot Group
  • 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

  • Robert Gleason

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    May 1944-February 1945; Completed 70 missions P-47D 'Vicious Virgin' P-51D 'Arasas & Jeff' P-47D-21-RE PI-G 42-25534 /Vicious Virgin/; P-51D-15-NA PI-G 44-15114 /Arasa & Jeff/

  • Gilbert Kesler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Gilbert L. Kesler enlisted from Washington, D.C. He served in the 4th Fighter Group, 336th Squadron from 7 September 1944 to 10 May 1945, at which time he was transferred. ...

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 Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built by North American Aviation.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 1944

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

Crashed Germany 19 February 1945

Crash-landed Germany 19-Feb-45. Lt Gilbert L Kesler.

Crashed Charleroi, Belgium 11 April 1945

Crashed Belly Landing due to Engine Failure Charleroi Cat 4 damage, pilot Lt Robert S Gleason, 11-Apr-45.

44ADG 8AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2016 21:36:35 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.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=72285
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=44-72285
https://143.95.41.247/wikibase/wiki.php?id=113978

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