Harold Eugene SCOTT

 

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBERO-748812
AGE22 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1922
STATEKANSAS
FAMILYParents: Earl H. & Elizabeth S. SCOTT
Sibling: Harold E, Fay E. SCOTT DAVIDSON
RANK2nd Lieutenant
FONCTIONPilot
JOB before ENLISTEMENTActorsKS
DATE of ENLISTEMENT8 april 1942 Fort Riley KANSAS
SQUADRON381st Fighter Squadron
GROUP363rd Fighter Group
ARMYXIXth Tactical Air Command
9th Air Force
DATE OF DEATH4 july 44scott harold e tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHSt-Lô
DATA PLAN

P-51 Mustang - type B-5 - s/n 43-6446

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Macr: 6634

Mission: Dive Bombing sure St-Lô (50)

Take-off Station 413 Staplehurst , KENT

Crash observed by 1Lt Alexander H TAIT

Shots by flak - 10h10

CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY de St James

Map St James American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
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DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM

 

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   Built during 1943 as an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), Staplehurst was used briefly by RAF fighter squadrons during August to October 1943 and then allocated to the Ninth Air Force. Developed and improved during the winter of 1943-44, the station eventually had two Sommerfeld Track runways with BRC intersections, 70 Sommerfeld Track and BRC hardstandings, one Butler combat hangar and four blister hangars. It was occupied by the 363rd Fighter Group, equipped with P-51s, from April to July 1944, but was then unused until the airfield closed in September 1944. Dismantled during the winter of 1944-45, the site was released by the Air Ministry in January 1945 and quickly returned to agriculture.​
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Staplehurst air field, in Kent , England, was known as USAAF Station AAF-413 for security reasons by the USAAF during the war, and by which it was referred to instead of location. It's USAAF Station Code was "SH".
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363rd Fighter Group:

Staplehurst was chosen to house one of the Ninth Air Force's two P-51B Mustang fighter groups (The other being the 354th Fighter Group), and the 363rd Fighter Group moved into Staplehurst on 14 April from RAF Rivenhall.
P51 Mustang

The group consisted of the following operational squadrons and fuselage codes:

380th Fighter Squadron (A9)
381st Fighter Squadron (B3)
382nd Fighter Squadron (C3)

On 30 June the 363rd was alerted for movement to the Continent, its new base being the airfield at Maupertus (ALG A-15), near Cherbourg.


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