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42-106804

P-51 Mustang

Service

Units

  • 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

  • James Smith

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    P-47 'Hairless Joe,' April 1943-May 19, 1944. Crashed near Krummbeck on 19 May 44 in P-51 #42-106804, Prisoner of War (POW).

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 19 May 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 4998 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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