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44-63193

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Departed Rosieres, Failed to Return fighter sweep to Schifferstadt hit by return fire and shot down 21-Feb-45. Pilot Capt Raymond P Bain Baled out POW. MACR 12599.

Service

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 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

  • Raymond Bain

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 354th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. 80 missions. Failed to Return fighter sweep to Schifferstadt hit by return fire and shot down in P-51D 44-63193 21-Feb-45. Baled out POW. MACR 12599.

Places

  • Lashenden

    Military site : airfield
    Close to but completely separate from RAF Headcorn, Lashenden was built for the RAF during 1942-43 as an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), initially as a light bomber base and then as a training base for mobile fighter squadrons. Enlarged and improved for...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at Noth American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Lashenden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27, UK 1944

Assigned to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF.

Based 07260 Rosières, France 1945

Based Rosieres, France.

Crashed 67105 Schifferstadt, Germany 21 February 1945

Failed to Return fighter sweep to Schifferstadt hit by return fire and shot down 21-Feb-45. Pilot Capt Raymond P Bain Baled out POW. MACR 12599.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 August 2016 11:20:20 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmpilot.asp?Pilot=Bain%2C+Raymond+
https://www.fold3.com/image/28828630

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 12599 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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