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42-106878

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Beaumont area shot down by Fw190 near Nogent Sur Oise pilot Lt Theophalus A Williams Killed in Action (KIA) 17-Aug-44. MACR 8125.

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...

  • 370th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Daniel McKee

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    April-Oct. 1943, to HQ, Feb. 1944-April 1945, to HQ, P-47D #42-75118, P-51B #42-106878, P-51D #44-14521 'Rayner Shine,' P-51D #44-72823 'Rayner Shine'.

  • John Murphy

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    P-40E 11th FS 343rd FG PTO P-47D /P-51D 359th FG ETO 6.75 air kills inc 1 ME-163

  • Theophalus Williams

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Nogent Sur Oise in P-51 42-106878.

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 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Failed to Return (FTR) Nogent-sur-Oise, France 17 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Beaumont area shot down by Fw190 near Nogent Sur Oise pilot Lt Theophalus A Williams KIA 17-Aug-44. MACR 8125.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2018 11:09:19 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-106878%2C&Submit=S...
https://www.fold3.com/image/28696491

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8125 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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