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44-13733

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Berlin, after strafing Esbjerg aerodrome, A/C hit in cockpit area by flak and machine gunfire from ground
crashed near Esbjerg on 27-Aug-44. Pilot 1st Lt Harry M Anderson Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8302.

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

  • Harry Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x Ju88 destroyed. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Berlin, after strafing Esbjerg aerodrome, A/C P-51D 44-13733 hit in cockpit area by flak and machine gunfire from ground, crashed near Esbjerg on...

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 Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American Aviation.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Deliverd to USAAF.

Assigned Wittering, Peterborough PE8, UK 1944

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

Crashed Esbjerg, Denmark 27 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Berlin, after strafing Esbjaerg aerodrome, A/C hit in cockpit area by flak and machine gunfire from ground
crashed near Esbjerg on 27-Aug-44. Pilot 1st Lt Harry M Anderson Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8302.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 July 2016 20:29:19 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=44-13733&Submit=S...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=8302
https://www.fold3.com/image/28688474

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

MACR 8302 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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