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Andre M Plisneir

Military

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).

Service

Units served with

  • 334th Fighter Squadron

    334th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 334th Fighter Squadron was the successor to No. 71 Eagle squadron of the Royal Air Force when the 4th Fighter Group was activated on 12 September 1942. They were based at Debden Field, Essex. The "Fighting Eagles" as they were called, flew...

  • 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...

Aircraft

  • 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...

  • 44-14277 'Jersey Bounce III' 'Marian'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) freelance mission to Praha-Kbely. Aircraft struck by flak while strafing a Praha-Kbely airdrome. Others in section did not see A/C go down. Pilot Lt Benjamin Griffin POW. 16-Apr-45. MACR 14125.

  • 44-14387 'Tar Heel' 'Lois III'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 505FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) freelance mission to Praha Area, A/C struck by flak while strafing Pilsen Airdrome. Losing glycol, A/C abandoned after entering an uncontrollable dive to...

  • 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.

  • 44-15054

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Capt Donald R Emerson took this aircraft over from Lt Earl A Quist, who had become a POW on 8-Nov-44. ...

  • 44-13649 'Clarine'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 357FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 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.

Associated Place

  • 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
Born Wandre, 4020 Liège, Belgium 2 November 1920
Lived in Wandre, 4020 Liège, Belgium 1944
Detached service [DS] Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 13 November 1944 – 19 December 1944

On DS (detached service) for operational training. 334th Fighter Squadron.

Transferred [DS] Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 19 December 1944 – 15 January 1945

Transferred to 336FS. Flew eight missions with the 336th Fighter Squadron.

Died 19 February 1974

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 June 2016 21:49:25 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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