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42-106577

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod Lisieux hit by flak in Vicinity St Marent crashed near Sommery on 8 Aug 44 2Lt Willis J Cherry Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7781.

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. ...

  • 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...

  • 368th Fighter Squadron

    368th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 11 September 1944.

People

  • Willis Cherry

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod Lisieux hit by flak in Vicinity St Marent crashed near Sommery on 8 Aug 44 in P-51B 42-106577 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7781. ...

Places

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered Edwards AFB, CA, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 1944

Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed 76440 Sommery, France 8 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod Lisieux hit by flak in Vicinity St Marent crashed near Sommery on 8 Aug 44 2Lt Willis J Cherry Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7781.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 January 2018 19:59:31 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-106577&Submit=Search
https://www.fold3.com/image/29437935

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

MACR 7781 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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