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Malcolm McLane

Military

Assigned to 514FS, 406FG, 9AF USAAF. Credited with 1/4 share of a kill. Failed to Return (FTR) armed recon to Trier, Germany in P-47D 42-29214 his flight was involved in a dogfight in which he lost his wingman [Capt John R Gildersleeve] and was shot down. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11422.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Post war: "Joined the Concord law firm of Orr & Reno in 1952 and was a founder of the Wildcat Mountain Ski Area in Pinkham Notch. Served on the New Hampshire Executive Council from 1977 to 1982 and was mayor of Concord from 1970 to 1976".

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-29214

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 514FS, 406FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) armed recon to Trier, Germany, flight was involved in a dogfight in which pilot 1Lt Malcolm Mclane lost his wingman [Capt John R Gildersleeve] and was shot down. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR...

Associated Place

  • Ashford

    Military site : airfield
    Built as an Advanced Landing Ground for the RAF in 1942-1943, Ashford was improved and made ready for the Ninth Air Force in 1944. The 406th Fighter Group operated from the airfield in 1944, before the airfield was returned to RAF use and returned to...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Manchester, NH, USA 3 October 1924
Lived in Hillsborough County, NH, USA 1941
Enlisted Hanover, NH, USA 3 October 1942
Based Ashford 1944 – 23 December 1944

Assigned to 514FS, 406FG, 9AF USAAF.

Shot down Trier, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) armed recon to Trier, Germany in P-47D 42-29214 his flight was involved in a dogfight in which he lost his wingman [Capt John R Gildersleeve] and was shot down. POW. MACR 11422.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 23 December 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Died Hanover, NH, USA 2 February 2008

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2017 14:57:58 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmdate.asp?thedate=441223&Submit...
https://www.fold3.com/image/46698884
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/seacoastonline/obituary.aspx?n=malcolm-...
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_406.php
https://www.fold3.com/page/528327186_malcolm_mclane%20%20(1924)/details/
https://www.fold3.com/page/83423628_malcolm_mclane/details/

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