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42-106867

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod to Lisieux, section bounced 25 Fw190's, during melee strayed behind formation and was picked of by Fw190, crashed near Dreux on 8-Aug-44 in P-51B 42-106867 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 7783.

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

  • John Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod to Lisieux, section bounced 25 Fw190's, during melee strayed behind formation and was picked off by Fw190, ...

  • Glenn Bach

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 368FS. Returned to 369FS. Crash landed at East Wretham in P-47 14-Jan-44 on return from operations. RTD. Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Walton Wadley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew chief | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

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 Aviation.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wretham, Thetford, Norfolk IP24, UK 1944

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

Failed to Return (FTR) 28100 Dreux, France 8 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod to Lisieux, section bounced 25 Fw190's, during melee strayed behind formation and was picked of by Fw190, crashed near Dreux on 8-Aug-44 in P-51B 42-106867 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 7783.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 July 2016 18:59:59 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=106867
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=7783
https://www.fold3.com/image/29438018

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

MACR 7783 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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