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P-51 Mustang

Shot down 17 July 1944 by Fw 190A-8 flown by Ofhr Gunther Bersau of the 1st Staffel of Jagdgeschwader 1. The pilot 2Lt Tom Cannon evaded capture. MACR 7164.

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 355th Fighter Squadron
  • 369th Fighter Squadron

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed France 17 July 1944 – 17 July 1944

Assigned 369th FS, 359th FG, 8th AF, coded IV-Y. Later to 355th FS, 354th FG, 9th AF has GQ+I.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2020 01:40:19 fugari Changes to unit associations
Sources

JCook Photo Collection & Archives

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2020 01:38:43 fugari Changes to markings, description, events, unit associations and media associations
Sources

JCook Photo Collection & Archives

Date Contributor Update
16 March 2020 15:46:12 eagle0025 Changes to nicknames, markings, description and events
Sources

Flicker.com, littlefriends.co.uk, joebaugher.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 7164 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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