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43-25033

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt James S Reynolds. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Parow aerodrome, hit in engine by ground fire, headed out to sea, A/C abandoned and crashed into Baltic 25-Aug-44. Pilot 1st Lt Charles F Bain POW. MACR 7945.

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. ...

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    Group
    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 55th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Charles Bain

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 2 x Ju88 destroyed. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Parow aerodrome, hit in engine by ground fire, headed out to sea, A/C P-51 'Kinky' 43-25033 abandoned and crashed into Baltic 25-Aug-44. Prisoner...

  • James Reynolds

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, DFC 1/2 He177

Places

  • Wittering

    Military site : airfield
    Wittering, now in Cambridgeshire, began as RFC Stamford in 1916. By the end of the First World War, it had been renamed RAF Wittering, and was used by both British and American aircraft. It had six hangars, fifteen aircraft sheds and many other...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Dallas, TX, USA 1944

Built by North American.

Delivered Texas, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wittering, Peterborough PE8, UK 1944

Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Hiddensee, Germany 25 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Parow aerodrome, hit in engine by ground fire, headed out to sea, A/C abandoned and crashed into Baltic 25-Aug-44. Pilot 1st Lt Charles F Bain POW. MACR 7945.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 August 2016 10:00:31 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=43-25033

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 7945 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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