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44-13608

P-51 Mustang

While on an escort mission to Munich, aircraft struck by flak at 26,000’ through 10/10 cloud cover. A/C began streaming fuel and glycol, and losing speed and altitude. When the pilot reached the top of the cloud cover at 8,000’ he rolled the aircraft on its side and bailed out safely, landing 3 miles north of Birkenfeld, Germany. POW (MACR 6711/6719). 44-13608 crashed at Hattgenstein.

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...

  • Headquarters (4th Fighter Group)

    Headquarters (4th Fighter Group)

    Headquarters
    The Headquarters Squadron was made up of true leaders. Most had flown Hurricanes, Spitfires, Thunderbolts and Mustangs. ...

People

  • Wilson Edwards

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Wilson V. Edwards had already volunteered in a so-called Eagle Squadron of the RAF before the USA entered the war in 1941 ...

Missions

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.

Delivered California, USA 1944

To USAAF.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 1944 – 13 July 1944

Assigned to HQ Sqn, 4th FG, 8AF USAAF.

Shipped overseas Merseyside, UK 1944

Shipped overseas to ETO.

Crashed Hattgenstein, Germany 13 July 1944

While on an escort mission to Munich, aircraft struck by flak at 26,000’ through 10/10 cloud cover. A/C began streaming fuel and glycol, and losing speed and altitude. When the pilot reached the top of the cloud cover at 8,000’ he rolled the aircraft on its side and bailed out safely, landing 3 miles north of Birkenfeld, Germany. POW (MACR 6711/6719).

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2016 18:13:22 Al_Skiff Changes to markings and unit associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=13608&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=6719
https://www.fold3.com/image/29099788

Date Contributor Update
09 November 2015 22:36:02 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_ed...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 6711 / MACR 6719 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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