Lt. James D. Smith’s P-51D “Daisy Mae II”, 44-14042, E9:Y crashed near the shooting-in butts at Little Walden, following engine failure on take-off for the escort mission to Ruhland on 7 October 1944. This aircraft had been flown by Lt. William R. Beyer of the 376th Squadron on the Kassel mission of 27 September 1944, in which he destroyed five Fw190s in quick succession.(Smith)