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43-6573

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 33FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Lost 11-Sep-44 Strafing Langansalza aerodrome, hit by Flak, belly landed nearby. Pilot Lt Henry A Ingalls survived crash. POW. MACR 8680.

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

  • Henry Ingalls

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Aircraft P-51 43-6573 struck by flak and downed while strafing Langensalza Airdrome, crashing in an open field 1.5 miles east of the airdrome. Seen leaving wreck and heading for two farmers on a nearby road. POW. MACR...

  • Joseph Joiner

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Joseph Joiner grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he dreamed of being a fighter pilot as he watched the Navy planes fly overhead from the Naval Air Station. When the war started, he applied to both the Navy and the Army pilot training programmes....

  • Lawrence Krantz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief
    Larry was the one-time crew chief for Captain John T. Godfrey. S/Sgt Frank Mason said, “Larry was a low-key, personable guy.” S/Sgt Don Groomer said, “I remember him as a great mechanic, very accommodating . . . a no-nonsense guy who didn’t say much.”

  • Oscar LaJeunesse

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Rouen area. Hit by flak in engine attempting to bomb train in ravine, engine oil spilling from nose to tail. A/C P-51B 42-103332 abandoned Lyons area. 1st Lt Lajeunesse baled...

  • Walter Smith

    Military | Sergeant

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 Am Langensalza, 31832 Springe, Germany 11 September 1944 – 11 September 1944

Lost 11-Sep-44 Strafing Langan-Salsa aerodrome, hit by Flak, belly landed nearby. Pilot Lt Henry A Ingalls survided crash. POW. MACR 8680.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2016 19:56:57 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=43-6573
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_in...
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=43-6573
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_jo...
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/krantz...
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_sm...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8680 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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