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42-106848

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Paris last seen pursuing a Fw190 over Paris, shot down by flak crashed at Villacoublay pilot Capt Robert L Pherson Killed in Action (KIA). 12-Jun-44 MACR 5597.

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...

  • 369th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Niven Cranfill

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    An Ace, Lt. Col. Niven K. Cranfill of Temple, TX, served with HQ and the 368th, 369th, and 370th Fighter Squadrons, from April 1943 through 22 April 1945, flying 133 combat missions in two tours of duty with the 359th Fighter Group. ...

  • Robert Pherson

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. 240 x combat hrs. Credited 2 x destroyed, 1 x damaged. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Paris in P-51B 42-106848 last seen pursuing a Fw190 over Paris, shot down by flak crashed at Villacoublay Killed in Action ...

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 1944

Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed 78140 Vélizy-Villacoublay, France 12 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Paris last seen pursuing a Fw190 over Paris, shot down by flak crashed at Villacoublay pilot Cpt Robert L Pherson KIA. 12-Jun-44 MACR 5597.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 December 2017 19:31:31 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=106848&Submit=Search
https://www.fold3.com/image/28622230

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

MACR 5597 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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