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43-6938

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt James P Austin. Failed to Return (FTR) Ramrod mission. Bounced out of the sun by 15+ Fw190's, A/c shot down in ensuing melee. 19-Jul-44 - Lt Warren A Schwab POW. MACR 6838.

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. ...

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Group
    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 354th Fighter Squadron

People

  • James Austin

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Warren Schwab

    Military | 355th Fighter Group

Places

  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American Aviation.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Steeple Morden, Royston SG8, UK 1944

Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Bierbach, Habscheid, Germany 19 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Ramrod mission. Bounced out of the sun by 15+ Fw190's, A/c shot down in ensuing melee. 19-Jul-44 - Lt Warren A Schwab POW. MACR 6838.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 July 2016 17:47:34 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=6938
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=43-6938
https://www.fold3.com/image/29101984

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

MACR 6838 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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