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3 September 1944 - Captain Donald R. Emerson, in his P-51D Mustang with 'Donald Duck' emblem, uses 30 degrees of flap while staying with 390th Bomb Group Flying Fortresses.

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Units

  • 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

  • Donald Emerson

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    Born 17 May 1923, Donald was raised on a farm in Minnesota during the Great Depression. He graduated from high school in 1941, not having excelled to any degree academically. He did not feel destined to be a farmer, so he soon moved to Chicago to find...

Aircraft

  • 44-13317

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Baled Out Engine Failure 3/4miles East of Fordham, pilot Lt Gilbert L Kesler RTD, 18-Mar-45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2015 20:02:24 apollo11 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Personal research & 'The Debden Eagles' by Garry L. Fry.

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