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42-106737

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 382FS, 363FG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Lemons-Dreux, France area 8-Aug-44. Lt Garland Page abandoned A/C Evreux-Chartres area. MACR 8499

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...

  • 363rd Fighter Group

    363rd Fighter Group

    Group
    Equipped with P-51s, the Group entered combat from England in February 1944, flying bomber escort and ground-strafing missions. They took part in the invasion of Normandy, protecting gliders and troop carriers on 6 and 7 June. In September 1944, now...

  • 355th Fighter Squadron
  • 382nd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Anthony Ladas

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 363rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 382FS, 363FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) penetration escort Frankfurt head-on mid air collision with P-47 42-26016. A/C destroyed pilot 2Lt Anthony E Ladas Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5138. Awards: AM(3OLC), PH.

  • Garland Page

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 354th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Lemons-Dreux, France area 8-Aug-44. Lt Page abandoned A/C Evreux-Chartres area. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 8499 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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...

  • Staplehurst

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1943 as an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), Staplehurst was used briefly by RAF fighter squadrons during August to October 1943 and then allocated to the Ninth Air Force. Developed and improved during the winter of 1943-44, the station...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA 1944

Built at North American.

Assigned Staplehurst, UK 1944

Assigned to 382FS, 363FG, 9AF USAAF.

Assigned Lashenden, UK July 1944

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

Crashed Evreux, France 8 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Lemons-Dreux, France area 8-Aug-44. Lt Garland Page abandoned A/C Evreux-Chartres area. MACR 8499

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 October 2019 15:02:29 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28670152

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

MACR 8499 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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