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43-7147

P-51 Mustang

Crashed between the Rendijk and Elleboogsvaart roads, Haulerwijk, Friesland, Netherlands on 8th April 1944.

The aircraft disintegrated in mid-air while chasing Luftwaffe fighters. The pilot, 1st Lt. James B. Dickson, did not survive and is buried in the United States of America.

The Mustang was flying fighter escort for the USAAF operation against Braunschweig, Germany.

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...

  • 358th Fighter Squadron

People

  • James Dickson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) - crashed near Haularwijk. Friesland, Netherlands in P-51 43-7147 on 8 April 1944.

  • Irving Reedy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 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
Assigned Steeple Morden, UK 1944

Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

Failed to Return (FTR) Crashed between the Rendijk and Elleboogsvaart roads, Haulerwijk, Friesland 8 April 1944

Mid air disintegration, crashed Haulerwijk, Netherlands pilot 1Lt James B Dickson KIA MACR 3728

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2020 12:40:15 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search/

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2020 10:43:29 general ira snapsorter Changes to description
Sources

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=50600

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2020 10:41:47 general ira snapsorter Changes to description
Sources

Details supplied by M. Vr. Gr. J. de Boer. http://www.historische-ver.haulerwijk.com/

Date Contributor Update
18 June 2015 00:34:43 santini99 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Removed name for 43-6937.

Date Contributor Update
18 June 2015 00:33:04 santini99 Changes to media associations
Sources

Moved picture to correct serial 43-6937

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2014 12:23:20 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames
Sources

USAAF Photo.

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

MACR 3728 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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