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44-13686

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 384FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to Scouting Force (Experimental) (SFX), 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st Scouting Force, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 3-Feb-45. Lt John J Allen POW. MACR 12173.

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. ...

  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 364th Fighter Group flew 342 missions in P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs from Honington, Suffolk. The missions ranged from escorting bombers and dive-bombing and strafing targets to area patrol missions across a swathe of land that took in France...

  • 1st Scouting Force
  • 384th Fighter Squadron
  • Scouting Force (Experimental) (SFX)

    Scouting Force (Experimental) (SFX)

    Squadron
    Formed by Col. Peaslee following presentation of his theory to Gen. Doolittle. The purpose of the Scouting Force concept was for experienced, tour expired lead bomber pilots, escorted by volunteer fighter pilots, to fly ahead of bomber formations to...

People

  • John Allen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot; Pilot | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He flew on Gwynn Boswell crew. Reported to 306BG on 29-Apr-44. When he was detached service with the 1st Scouting Force (364th FG/384th FS), crashed at Neuringe on 3-Feb-45 in P-51D 44-13686. POW at Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria. ...

  • Allison Brooks

    Military | Major General | Commanding Officer, 1st Scouting Force. Former Group Operations Officer (401st BG) | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 401BG, 8AF USAAF, Operations Officer. Transferred Scouting Force (ESF). Transferred 1st Scouting Force. ...

  • Richard Dillon

    Military | First Lieutenant | 355th Fighter Group

Places

  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK 1944

Assigned to 384FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK 1944

Transferred to Scouting Force (Experimental) (SFX), 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK 17 October 1944

Suffered engine failure on take off at Honington on 17-Oct-44. Pilot Lt John J Allen.

Assigned Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK 1945

Transferred to 1st Scouting Force, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Hollland 3 February 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) 3-Feb-45. Lt John J Allen POW. MACR 12173.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 May 2017 11:14:29 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=44-13686&Submit=S...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=44-13686&Submit4=Go

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 12173 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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