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44-11197

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Madgeburg Area. Lost 25-Feb-45 - Lt Raymond H Soleau details unknown, contacted control but did not pass details of problem. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 12742.

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

  • John Brown

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 20th Fighter Group
    Flight leader 55th FS 20th FG Sept. 1944 - June 1945. 311 combat hours. 3 air kills (2 x FW-190 + 1 ME-262) and 1/2 ME-262 damaged. P-51D s/n 44-11196 KI+G

  • Raymond Soleau

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed in P-51 #44-11197 AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster

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, Texas, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wittering, Peterborough PE8, UK 1944

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

E/A Destroyed [2] Perleberg, Germany 14 January 1945

Destroyed 2 x Fw190's pilot Lt John K Brown. 14-Jan-1945. Perleberg Germany.

Crashed Magdeburg, Germany 25 February 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Madgeburg Area. Lost 25-Feb-45 - Lt Raymond H Soleau details unknown, contacted control but did not pass details of problem. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 12742.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 July 2017 12:41:14 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=44-11197&Submit=S...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=44-11197&Submit6=Go
http://www.spitfireperformance.com/mustang/combat-reports/20-brown-14jan...
http://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/index.php/fr/american-war-cemetery...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 12742 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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