Assigned to 356FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Trier area with 2Lt William H Bush; shot down by flak strafing a road convoy, crashed Prum, Germany 25-Dec-44 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 11424
Capt Francis P Mc Intire witnessed:
"Lt Bush was flying as Red 3 on an armed reconnaissance in the Trier area on 25th December. We spotted a large M/T convoy in the middle of the town of Prum and Lt Bush and I went down to strafe it. There was intense 20mm flak in the area. When I pulled up off the target, I looked for Lt Bush but could not find him. I went back to Prum and saw his ship burning on the top of a hill just south of the town. I believe it was impossible for Lt Bush to have gotten out of the crash."
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...
Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 354th Fighter Group
Assigned 356FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR), shot down by flak strafing a road convoy, crashed Prum, Germany 25-Dec-44 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 11424 Awards: AM (3OLC), PH
Military site : airfield
|Manufactured||Farmingdale, Long Island, NY||1944|
Built at Republic.
|Assigned||Rosieres, France||1944 – 25 December 1944|
|Crashed||Prum, Germany||25 December 1944|
Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Trier area; shot down by flak strafing a road convoy, crashed Prum, Germany 25-Dec-44 Lt Bush KIA MACR 11424
|25 May 2020 14:15:58||Al_Skiff||Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations|
|27 September 2014 18:41:46||AAM||AAM ingest|
MACR 11424 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database