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P-51 Mustang

Hit by Allied anti-aircraft fire. Pilot, Flight Officer Daniel L Richards, was Killed in Action.

Witness statement given by 1/Lt. Gus W Allen:
'F/O Richards was flying my wing in the direction of Carmolain at approximately 1030 26 June 1944 when we were fired upon. According to Ground Observers we were hit immediately. F/O Richards turned right and tried to bail out but his chute did not open.'

Service

Units

  • 354th Fighter Group

    354th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in the autumn of 1943 and was assigned to the Ninth Air Force in December 1943. The Group were the first to fly P-51 Mustangs operationally and in their bomber escort missions pushed to find the long-range limits of the...

  • 355th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Daniel Richards

    Military | Flight Officer | P-51B Pilot | 354th Fighter Group

Places

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) 14240 Cormolain, France 26 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2018 08:09:35 Lucy May Changes to description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

MACR 6680: https://www.fold3.com/image/29099421; https://www.fold3.com/image/29099424

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

MACR 6680 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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